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Category: Creating an English Cottage Garden | Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:07 am

It has been awhile since I have posted. This is mainly because of a couple of injuries I may or may not have gotten working in the cottage garden. I have a very painful pulled muscle in my chest (it feels more like a broken rib) and a sprain to the thumb on my left hand. Being that I am a lefty it makes it difficult heal because I am always using the hand. Went to the doctor and was told to keep lifting to less than thirty pounds (there goes working with the flagstone) for one week. So far I have been a pretty good patient. It was difficult this weekend as the weather was absolutely gorgeous. My hometown of Port Washington, WI has a garden club that sponsors a "Garden Walk" every July. They pick six gardens of local residents and we are able to tour the garden and ask questions. A couple of the gardens were just jaw dropping. I got quite a few ideas, namely that now,instead of using my old fountain as my water feature, I am thinking of digging a very small pond and building up a waterfall with rocks. I think I am probably getting out of my league but I think I can do it. I am getting pretty sick of digging!!! My picket fence is so close to being finished, but I guess I have to wait to dig the last few post holes until I am healed up. The weekend after this my family and I will be visiting my parents (my dad is Tom, or Calomaar) in the Northwoods of WI. We cannot wait!!!

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Frank wrote on Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:26 am:

Oh you are Tom's daughter! I had no idea :)

I would like to see your waterfall if you decide to do it. Best of luck.

// frank


daisybeans wrote on Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:09 pm:

Don't overdo!!!


eileen wrote on Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:20 pm:

It's never easy when accidents occur is it? You must take things easy when you visit Tom and Mimi Ashcats and give yourself time to heal. The garden work won't run away - it'll still be there waiting for you so enjoy your time with your family.


Calomaar wrote on Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:25 pm:

Can't wait, 11 days and counting

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