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Archive for March, 2012

Breaking up

Breaking up

This morning the crew came to break up my driveway apron and the sidewalks from Linda and Ivan’s house all the way down to the corner. The racket starts at 7AM, and the equipment is powerful. With machinery that can lift whole slabs of concrete, breaking up is quick as well as noisy.

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The first dandelion

The first dandelion

This was the first dandelion of Spring. I pulled it. We expect a frost for a couple of hours in the early morning.

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Custom compost bins

Custom compost bins

Tonight’s picture is of my custom compost bins. They are made with the Trex John bought for the deck railing. We couldn’t use it for that, and I couldn’t bear to just throw it away. The compost needs turning, and the large bin on the left is “ready.” The white material is shredded paper.

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And we skipped right over Spring

Today the first snap pea sprouts appeared. I planted the sprouted pea seed last weekend. One of the rhubarb plants has emerged. It was over 80 degrees today, and this weekend we expect rain, while the temperatures will still be pretty warm. I hope that means we’ll see radishes, chard and basil in a few days. The radishes and chard had better get growing quickly. With the heat we have been having, they could emerge and bolt and immediately.

This is a picture of a purple petunia from last summer.

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An alpaca with a beautiful face

Today’s photo is of a beautiful alpaca, with a golden caramel color. She was very curious about me, and looked me over carefully and stayed nearby while maintaining her space. This beauty lives at Jefferson Farms in Denver.

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Twin Daffodils

Twin Daffodils

This pair of daffodils has lemon yellow trumpets with white cups. My original all white and all yellow daffodils have traded characteristics over the years, as do some couples who have been together many years..

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A White Alpaca

A White Alpaca

Today’s picture is of a white alpaca from Jefferson Farms Alpacas and Llamas in Denver, Colorado. Alpacas are quietly interested in people. A few are quite friendly, but most are interested but just slightly distant. This alpaca is a young girl, probably Isabella, daughter of Izzy. She’s one of the friendlier alpaca’s in this herd, and her Mom, Izzy is a hugger.

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