How Does Your Garden Grow?

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Back in March or April, Chris and I built a vegetable garden in our backyard. Well, Chris built it really. At the time I was almost eight months pregnant.   Makes it hard to plant a garden.   Or, like, move. When we planted this garden, it was in early spring and the weather was finally starting to get warmer in Connecticut.   Birds were singing.   Flowers blooming.   But our trees had no leaves on them yet. “Uh, sweetie,” I asked Chris.   “Don’t you think when all…

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Spring Days and Giveaways!

Spring Days and Giveaways!

This past weekend Chris and I took on a little home project.  We put in a vegetable garden.  Now, this isn’t our first foray into the vegetable garden world.  In our old apartment we had one in the backyard.  And we actually grew a few vegetables.  That is, we grew them until our dogs discovered them.  One afternoon I came outside to find both dogs standing in the middle of the garden.  When I called their names, they turned and looked at me and each dog had a juicy tomato…

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The Grass is Always Greener

The Grass is Always Greener

Since we have moved into our new house, Chris has become obsessed with our yard.  He spends hours out there playing in dirt, digging holes, spraying water on things.   And the front yard is looking really great.  The grass is luscious.  The shrubs are trimmed.  And the whole look is topped off with my brand new autumn wreath I hung on the front door.   I’m pretty certain Martha Stewart drives by my house on a daily basis to get ideas. And then there is the backyard.  The backyard…

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The Selfless Wife

The Selfless Wife

Oh the things I do for my husband… For the past few weeks we have had crazy rain in Connecticut.   There’s been rain, hail, power outages, lightning, and now, mushrooms.   Apparently a lot of rain can cause mushrooms to flourish and they have decided to flourish on our front lawn.   Chris thinks this is God testing him. He’s always been the kind of person who takes a lot of pride in his work.   He’s been that way since high school.   It’s actually one of the…

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Gardening for Dummies

Gardening for Dummies

Late this past Sunday afternoon, Chris and I worked in the yard – wait, correction. I worked in the yard late this past Sunday afternoon. Chris worked in the yard all day on Sunday. Anyway, late this past Sunday afternoon Chris and I worked in the yard. And I really actually did work. And what motivated me to get dirty, covered in ants, and play with hedge trimmers? My mother’s guilt. Ah…a mother’s guilt. Its a powerful thing. I imagine the letters that Napoleon must have received from his mother…

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Dirt, Digging, and Dogs

Dirt, Digging, and Dogs

Yesterday was a perfect day. It was the kind of day outside that makes you feel guilty for staying inside. Usually on days like that, we take the dogs to a park or field or something outside so they can run and play, but Chris had different plans this weekend. He convinced me to stay home and to work in the yard with him. Now, my gardening skills are about as good as my baking skills. I just have no interest in it. I don’t like to get dirty or…

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