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Expecto Patronum

Yesterday we got C’s course request form for middle school. Everything looked great except that they’d enrolled him in French, and we’d prefer him to take Spanish or Latin. We...

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Potatoes in a Barrel

A while back, I read this great post about growing potatoes in a barrel, and have wanted to try it ever since. It looked really easy  and fun, and I’m...

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Hooray for Loquats!

If you live in Central Texas, you’ve probably seen a loquat tree. They’re usually smallish, fast-growing trees that have big, oblong glossy-yet-fuzzy leaves that stay on all year. They have...

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Spring + New Yard = Heaven

Like most people, and for most of the same reasons, I really love Spring. We’ve had a really nice one in Austin this year so far – a few really...

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Sprouts!

Today I got the rest of the veggie planter planted: Here’s what’s what: 1. Tomatoes 2. Bell pepper 3. French filet beans 4. Cantaloupe 5. Zucchini squash 6. Cucumbers I...