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Oliver

My neighbor’s cat on our front step. His name is Oliver and he’s a lovable old cat who always wants in. I found out later that the former owners used to let Oliver in all the time.

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Happier Than a Pig in ………

This is Steve, my hubby. He’s a John Deere mechanic. He loves to fix things. And being a mechanic who loves to fix things, he has acquired over the past 30 years quite an assortment of “fixer up” lawn mowers. He has a different lawn mower for every week of the month ( I even have my own lawn mower).
Now, here’s the dilemma he had. At our old house, we had a little tiny yard (most of it, ahem, garden) and it took about 5 whole minutes to cut the lawn.
You see, this mechanic also loves to cut grass. He loves it so much he would offer to cut the neighbors grass when he was done with our yard and then the vacant house’s grass across the street.
So when we moved into our new house, with it’s huge yard, well, you can probably imagine the joy he was feeling.
It now takes him over an hour on the rider to mow his lawn and swear I saw him grinning the whole time.
Happy Mowing Dear!
(…and after this shot, I looked out the window to see him cutting the neighbors strip of lawn across the street!)

Come Sit With Me by the Fire and I’ll Tell You a Story….

Lots of changes happening at Lil’s Garden these last two months. We’ve moved to a new house, in a new town and adjusting to a new job while wrapping up the old life and filling Christmas orders at the same time. Very exhausting I’ll tell you, but we are adapting.
These changes have been in the planning for a long time and we’ve finally been able to realize them. We are very happy with our new place and I’m thrilled with my new, much bigger yard! And best of all, it’s a blank slate! I get to re-landscape EVERYTHING! I can’t wait till spring! I’ll be spending the winter scouring all my gardening and landscaping books for the perfect design ideas ( of course I have a few ideas already rolling around in my head).
There’s also room for a bigger greenhouse, yay!
The only drawback I see is that we are surrounded by woods loaded with wildlife~ including deer.
I now get to test all those deer resistant plants and anti deer theories in my new designs and hopefully, with the help of my two Labradors (who by the way have never seen a deer their entire sheltered lives!) I can keep the critter damage to a minimum. Wish me luck!