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Y’all may recall the exploding rose bush from about this time last year… They are back again this year. Roses are blooming with wild abandon all over town! Here’s a couple of ours! It’s been a really nice spring! Hmmmm…the … Continue reading

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Halloween was a blast!

This was our first Halloween in the Old Vic…we had no idea what to expect, but figured it was a worthy house to have a fun Halloween in and we’d decorate a bit. In our surburban “blah” house in Garland, … Continue reading

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Nothing but net…

Working on a halloween decoration…putting it together in this picture…it will be outside hanging on the edge of the porch.. To give a little size perspective…that is the “round room”…our entry parlor…the room is something like 24 feet in diameter…that’s … Continue reading

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The Plant Did it…

One of the fun things about the first year or so of ownership of something like the The Old Vic is all the surprise plants that show up. At least one of them is an alien. See this thing? There … Continue reading

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Mostly Dead.

Y’all might recall the last post…where I stated in no uncertian terms that “The Shed Must Die”. Well…it’s mostly dead. I was deep into killing it but had to stop when the alert level was raised to DefCon “KillMaimBuzz”. Hell … Continue reading

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Oh Peaches (pictures)

I promised pictures… The most productive tree…it’s about a 25 footer. It had TONS of large peaches. This tree is weighed down with them, but they are all very small (very tasty though!) The bigger tree again…this limb is strained … Continue reading

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Mothra Attacks the Meyer Casa

We had a couple of these giant moths hanging out on the side of the house Saturday morning. I assume they left before the heat made them explode (like popcorn). To give some perspective, the two lines it is between … Continue reading

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Peaches. Lots of ’em. There are three peach trees in our backyard at the Old Vic. It’s a bumper crop. They are are bowed to the ground with peaches. They were not quite ripe last weekend, but many were falling … Continue reading

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Exploding rose bush…

Last weekend we had two flowers bloom at the Old Vic. This random bloom: And a single rose… This week the rose bush…along with all the rest of them on the property, exploded! The picture doesn’t do it justice…they’re everywhere! … Continue reading

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Surprise Blooms

Apparently there are some plants that are somewhat confused at the season…ya know…80 degrees one day, 30 the next, 80 the day after (maybe 20 this week so they say…) Anyway…some surprise blooms at the Old Vic…came up under the … Continue reading

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