Author Archives: Sandi

On the road

Road trip! I’m taking my mom to visit her sister in Omaha. I gassed up (the car–stop it!), got the car washed, programmed the GPS, bought snacks and bottled water, made sure I had all my medications, and we took … Continue reading

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Heating up

Yesterday was a scorcher here in Moorhead–I’m not sure what the high was, but when I checked around 5 p.m. it said 94 on our yard thermometer.  Today’s supposed to be even hotter. I’m not complaining. (Yet.) Since it’s the … Continue reading

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All tidied up

As I mentioned on Monday, we did a lot of pruning this past weekend. We had extensive rabbit damage on our cotoneasters, so we’ve been systematically pruning them down to about 2 feet tall–however, I didn’t want to do them … Continue reading

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Background music

I’ve been able to spend a lot of time in my yard this summer.  The weather has been just beautiful–I could not have asked for a more beautiful summer to have lost my job. I’ve had extra time to work … Continue reading

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An amazing weekend

What an incredible weekend!  The weather was just stunning–sunny, not too windy (a little “breezy,” is what they call it around here, but not bad, comparatively), around 80 degrees but really low humidity, which is unusual here in July. And, holy … Continue reading

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Coffee on the patio

Decided to have my coffee out on the patio this morning–I don’t know why I don’t do that more often.  I think because, frequently, it’s fairly damp in the morning out there from the dew.  Although our patio chairs are … Continue reading

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CSA bounty

It’s a great time of the season for our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture, for those who may be unfamiliar with the term–we belong to Bluebird Gardens). Greens, greens, greens!  We also got cucumber this week, little onions, and pea shoots and … Continue reading

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And the summer flies by. . .

I can’t believe how fast this summer is going.  Even though I’m currently not working it’s just amazing how the days fill and the time flies. We were at a handbell festival in Lacrosse, Wisconsin, for a week or so, … Continue reading

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First garden party

We had our first garden party of the season last week! My mom and dad’s regular Tuesday night dinner crew came over (after their dinner out) for dessert and wine and a little garden tour. The weather was just absolutely … Continue reading

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Black petunias

I always try to avoid garden fads.  You know the ones I mean–new releases of funky flowers that, for whatever reason, are all the rage this year. Mostly I just feel slightly offended by the garden industry as a whole, … Continue reading

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