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Category: gardening among the rocks | Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:42 pm

wow, has it really been two years since I blogged here???? Well, that was when the computer hassles peaked so I guess so. Our internet connection is metered, but with DS off in school that really isn't a problem anymore. I just avoid video/music downloads.
Other than utterly crazy weather, which I'm certain some other washington gardener has spoken of, things have been pretty quiet on the prairie. Trying to slowly replace the cedar boards on my raised beds. A friend and I are headed to an all-day workshop tomorrow that, hopefully, will help me figure out why my poor plants are struggling. It seems almost cruel to plant anything at this point!
I'm in the process of rebuilding my chicken run. For some reason, the crowing of my rooster really angers my neighbor (their house is quite a ways from his singing but who knows...) so I designed a run with a solid-board wall to muffle the sound on the end that faces them. There are some really fun websites dedicated to people who live in town but raise chickens, go figure! Good thing, I suppose, that I don't have more noisy animals on my 5 acres. In the middle of nowhere. The folks on the other side liked visiting with my goat so much that they finally got a couple of their own. Lucy Belle is very happy now that she can visit other goaties through the fence.
I need to spend some time checking out the new stuff here, see if the old names are still around...


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glendann wrote on Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:57 pm:


Hi CritterPainter it has been so long since you have been here .I'm do glad to see you back and you are still busy busy.




 

toni wrote on Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:56 pm:


Hi Critter, good to see you back with us.
Of course us old ones are still here, some of us you just can't get rid of :)




 

eileen wrote on Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:28 pm:


I thought you'd gone for good so it's really great to see you back with us Mary!!
Yes there are many new faces here but most of the old ones too. Our worldwide family is certainly growing so it's good to know you are part of it again.

I hope your neighbour realises the effort you're going to to keep the noise from your rooster down.




 

dooley wrote on Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:35 pm:


I'm still here but now I'm in Texas instead of Arizona. We're getting ready to move from a 4 bedroom house to a 2 bedroom. Brand new yard to clear and plant but it's going to take us awhile. I hope you get the noisy rooster problem solved. Five acres here is deemed a farm.
dooley




 

Netty wrote on Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:25 pm:


Welcome Back Mary!
My neighbor's had a rooster when we first moved to the country and I loved to hear it! He's been gone for a few years now and I really miss his call.
I hope you figure out why your plants are struggling.




 

gardengater wrote on Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:44 pm:


Good to hear from you, Critter. Enjoy your class and I hope you solve your problems.




 

Jewell wrote on Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:41 am:


Mary, so good to have you back and I can't wait to see if you have any new little paintings to show. Life certainly gets busy and goes by fast doesn't it. Can't wait to hear about your class.




 

CritterPainter wrote on Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:14 am:


wow, awesome to see all you guys again! I never see a turtle without thinking of Dooley :) I guess that's the trouble with the internet, when it goes sideways I just lose touch with amazing people that I've met :( But, it looks like things are pretty stable, and just in time for growing season!




 

bethie wrote on Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:51 pm:


Good to see you. I remember well the "chicken years" when our rooster would crow at the crack of dawn under the open window. Still love the sound.




 

Frank wrote on Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:47 pm:


Welcome back CP, so great to hear from you again!





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