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Halloween was a success…

Heavy rain Friday kept us from decorating early, but the weather broke Saturday in time to get some of it done and have a nice Halloween night. The spider in his web made his appearance of course: The web is … Continue reading

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Yep, I do it…

Definition: Vicfragoretondere: The act of crashing your riding mower into things because while mowing the grass you are looking up at your Old Victorian and thinking, “Man that’s a gorgeous house.”

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Sometimes you just need some new ones…

Texas lawns are pretty tough…

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Mortal Combat!

Blew the transmission in my lawn-mower last week. Sigh. A riding mower is important as, yes, I’m capable of push-mowing the entire lot, but that wouldn’t leave any time in the day for anything constructive. The upper bearing on the … Continue reading

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The drought last summer was difficult on a LOT of landscaping. We have three peach trees, and for sure, lost one, probably lost the second (the best one), and the third *WAS* surviving until I doused it quite thoroughly in … Continue reading

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My friend Raine over at Wild-Type caught this visitor helping to keep the neighborhood lawns mowed. An outstanding shot! That’s the Old Vic in the background of course… CUAgain, Daniel Meyer

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We are having a serious drought…or as us native Texans that have been around a while call it, “A hot summer.” Going on 50 days over 100 degrees (40-some of those consecutive) and no meaningful rain. The combination is tough … Continue reading

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Clarksville Blooms!

One thing about Texas…the heat of the summer keeps the plants in check…until that fall break and end of summer rainstorm. Then all the flowers say “MUST. BLOOM. NOW!” and explode. Great color and variety…all over the city. One interesting … Continue reading

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BOOM Shagalaga!

And thus the Lord did mightily smite…our pecan tree apparently. (pictures below) We had some unexplained stuff at the Clarksville house last weekend… A tripped circuit breaker on the old wiring…the old knob and tube wiring that remains is on … Continue reading

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Apparently we ordered too many peaches…

We must have ordered too many peaches this year. Early on, I knocked a bunch off the tree as even when they were grape-sized I could see there were too many. I didn’t take near enough. The extremely heavy crop, … Continue reading

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