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Spring Ferment

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By Eulalia Benejam Cobb

Here are some things I would like to do this spring:

-Design and oversee the building of a small pond in our backyard.
-Put some simple, easy-to-maintain landscaping around same.
-While the pond man is here with his backhoe, have him place some of the gorgeous boulders in our boulder pile around the perimeter of the yard.
-Plant several climbing roses against the wall of the shed.
-Plant a row of blueberry bushes to enclose the area of the yard with the pond, etc. and separate it from the lawn, thus making an hortus conclusus, or enclosed garden.
-Finish the wattle fence (have got one of seven panels done so far).
-Complete the flower beds in front of the house.
-Figure out a way to do my stone carving outdoors, perhaps by having Ed reconfigure the now-useless milking stand (sigh) into a carving stand.
-Do some serious training with Bisou.
-Do a serious refresher course with Wolfie.
-Take Lexi for walks by herself.
-Spend time with the hens.

10 Responses

  1. Dona, One reason I'm so compelled to do something with the boulders that some long-ago farmer dug out of the field and dumped in the woods, is that I remember spending significant dollars to have a single stone placed in our Maryland garden.Indigo, o.k., put this on your list: sit on backyard grass and dangle feet in fabulous trout stream. If that isn't exotic, I don't know what is.

  2. i wish i could have roses. i've planted roses three or four times and they always die after a year or two. we just don't have a sunny yard.

  3. I have a different image of the \”rock\” fields of VT. Our minister, whose grandparents and history are from VT, mentioned in a sermon how every winter the snow and ice pushed up the rocks so every summer the grandkids, she included, spent the summer collecting rocks(aka:clearing) the fields.

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