Category Archives: Yard Work

Back in the Groove (or Furrow)…

(click on thumbnails to see full-size images) 12 JUNE 2016 A couple of hundred years ago I started a Mother’s Day tradition at the house in Woburn… the girls (at ages 7 and 9, with help and guidance from Dad) … Continue reading

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Oh, I’m A Lumberjack and I’m Okay…

…to the tune of… We have 2.6 acres of land at the house up in Maine, with a LOT of trees, so I acquired a refurbished Homelite ZR10568 42cc 16-Inch Gas Chain Saw a few years ago for use up … Continue reading

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The Winter for the Record Books is Over – I HOPE!

One hundred ten point six inches of snow as measured at Logan Airport (on the coast!) in Boston this winter.  That’s over NINE FEET!  Winter 2014-2015 was the snowiest winter ever in Boston since records have been kept (125 years).  … Continue reading

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Life is Tough, and It’s Tougher When You’re Stupid!

“I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.”   —  Obi-Wan Beenobi I was sitting out on our deck last Thursday … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day 2012

Every year for Mother’s Day (or as close as we can get), we’ve planted about 250 or so little marigold plants along both sides of the front walk for the entire length of the walk. With a single blossom on … Continue reading

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Lest You Think We Abandoned the Property…

I spent the weekend working to disprove the rumor that we have abandoned the Family TreeHouse! The lawn (a now-failed 18 month experiment in chemical-free lawncare) had been neglected for three weeks and the shrubs were in so dire a need … Continue reading

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Repairing The Winter Damage

A blog title like that could apply to a lot of topics; I’ve got some Bondo™ work to do on my 14-year-old minivan this spring to try to stem the tide of body-rot that’s appearing along the edge of the frame … Continue reading

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