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Our yard in spring

Spring has been late to Iowa this year, much like in the rest of the country.  As a result, we’re only just now in June seeing many of the flowers that would normally be blooming in May.   I’m enjoying looking … Continue reading

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Summer garden

In addition to our awesome pergola swing set, our other yard improvement this year was to expand the tiny flower bed by the garage and have a summer garden. We wanted to have a semi-raised bed, so we made use … Continue reading

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Pergola Swingset

Last fall we made the dramatic decision to remove the random patch of concrete in the back yard. I had big plans to get a great swing set and make the back yard completely kid friendly. All winter I monitored … Continue reading

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Concrete Removal Complete

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that we were Breaking out of the Concrete Tradition and removing concrete from our yard rather than adding to it as our predecessors had done.  Then, I had to report that I had learned … Continue reading

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Concrete Removal Update

I had hoped to post this morning to announce that the concrete had been removed from my back yard.  Unfortunately, it looks like a I made a bad choice in the person I was hiring off of craigslist.   On Tuesday … Continue reading

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Breaking out of the Concrete Tradition

It appears to be a tradition for owners of our house to make their mark by pouring concrete and then actually leaving their mark.  Here are a couple of examples: June 1949 – A small mystery slab in the middle … Continue reading

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