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This is fall gardening weather

It’s been the weirdest summer. No rain… At all. We usually get a bit, but it’s been really terrible this year.

So sewing projects must be put aside in favor of finishing installing our drip irrigation system. We’ve put a lot of sweat and money into the yard and this is one of those years where you can lose everything — even xeric plants — if you don’t lend a hand.

And we have tons of baby trees that are only a few years old …. They need our help.

Wish us well and do a rain dance for us or something!





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Posted by on August 7, 2011 in garden


Hotter than Hades

It has been crazy hot here this summer. Like 108 for days in a row, and I’m not even kidding.

So I didn’t sew any clothes today.

Instead, I sewed some blackout lining for the bedroom curtains. It’s SO awesome to have someplace to escape the death rays… Why did I wait so long?


It isn’t true blackout, because I like to wake up to the sun, but those curtains were basically sheers before.

We are really appreciating it during breaks from gardening.


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Posted by on August 6, 2011 in garden