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Repotting and New Yamamoto Dendrobiums. 4.13.18
Yes Joan, you are close to correct. A cottage has always seemed like an attractive vision to me. Practically, I would probably go for a used barn or mobile home, but what I've mostly been thinking about is a steel farm building converted into a home. It seems like the best combination of affordable and quick & easy to assemble. It would probably even look nice, if surrounded by green growing things, with vines climbing over it:
Daniel, you certainly won't have many Hoosiers refer to our state as "exotic"! I wish persimmons weren't so loaded with sugar. Good luck with your trees ( I love the hybrid Pluerry!).
Joan, what a clever idea to convert a silo into an "inn". Of course, they dot the landscape here in farm country. And yes, my farm kids are going full bore--mostly greenhouse work, planting and transplanting. The ground is too wet and cold yet.
They have wood chips hauled in from a local tree trimming outfit--all free! What's that kind of farming called--lig___ something?
Old 1940s Grain Silo Converted to Boutique Texas Inn
I was wondering that too. Do we have anyone who remembers their high school Latin rules? Or has a Latin book?
Chris, I spent three wonderful hours out in the garden, trimming and pulling and sitting. I came in too exhausted to put my tools away. I took what was supposed to be a short nap and then I was going to go outside again. I woke from my nap after dark and everything was put away. I am so lucky to have Cary. My spirit was refreshed as well. Thanks also for the orange peeled and greeting. I like the idea of rolling over and looking at the stars.
Your garden will be growing things soon and filter out some of that air filled with exhaust.
Today we have a nice soft rain. The worms will love that. Cary turned the soil in two little beds I have at the entry to the garden. The ground there is almost all compost and very black. The neighbor's yard is mostly grass which she usually mows after it goes to seed. Those seeds fly onto this soil and make a lovely bed of grass that I try to keep pulled out. Except, I do like it because it catches most of the seeds and keeps them out of the garden.
Daniel, the forsythia hasn't begun to show even a hint of color yet. Your beautiful bush give a nice welcome to the new season.
Patricia, thank you for those two beautiful photos of flowers. Their bright colors enter the eyes and go immediately to the brain. I gat a lovely jolt of enthusiasm again. Thanks so much.
Randy, I imagine your ground is bursting with new little green shoots and you will be busy tending them. Are your farming kids busy getting their production going?
Spud, I have this mental image of you on a small piece of ground with a little cottage, surrounded by animals you may want, if for company, or to protect you and your plot. I see you in a recycled barn, or box car, or something unusual and perfect for you live in. Let me know if my image is anywhere close to your reality.
Daniel, Your piece of ground must be filling up with all those new trees. I would love to walk through them as the blossoms come and go. You will surely be in a heaven far better than any of the religious kind. I wish we had a word for spirit or spiritual that isn't connected to religion.
Pneuma = breath in Latin.
tranquillo = calm in Latin.
Tranquillo pneuma, perhaps. No. Not clever enough.
Never thought about asking tree trimmers if they pay to dump the chips. I will next time.
I also want a place where I can have some privacy & quietness.
Chris, I second Randall's desire for you to be able to move to a better place some day, and I like that you plant things despite the less than desirable conditions.
I live in a city of 60 thousand people. Some days there is smog from the fertilizer plant outside of town, but usually there is enough wind to keep the air reasonable clean.
Still, I want to move to a warmer place, but mostly a place where I can have some land to garden.
That sounds like very bad smog, Randall. Good for you that you live in a clean area now!
Good for you, Chris. I spent 7 years in smoggy So. Calif., back when there were no "controls". I remember the burning eyes, persistant cough, and foul odor. I moved back to Indiana--away from any cities. Sorry you can't do the same. Some day, perhaps.
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