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Diary of a Boy Gardener

We are in the Berkshires, the beautiful rolling hills of western Massachusetts where the season is short and the frosts sometimes win. Visit Sally and David's Gardens and see how two old farts spend their time helping what plants they can find their place in this world.

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Location: Hinsdale, Massachusetts, United States

Retired Service Engineer. Installed and repaired diagnostic x-ray equipment. Trained and supported others doing the same thing.

Tuesday, July 01, 2003

Happy July !!!

Finally dry enough that farmer neighbor Eddie mowed the hay to the East last evening. It has gone to seed and probably is a bit too tough to get the high price he hoped for, but this is farming, and it ain't nohow easy.
Since Blogger has been changing a lot lately, David finally read thru the happenings there and then changed the template and added titles, starting with this post. He may toy with the colors a bit later, but for now, this looks fine.
Meanwhile the two old farts are puttering away at it. Lots of maintenance this time of year as the weeds have snuck in everywhere and need harvesting and hauling. Sally has had some "special days" with the grankids and there seem to be several decent movies around these days (Winged Migration, Spellbound, etc). And there are guests dropping by to tour the place too.
David got a new lawn mower a few weeks ago, a rear bagger which makes it much easier to keep seed and debris off the beds. It is one of those Toro Personal Pace jobbies, which goes whatever speed the user goes by a clever little handle design. Starts well, mows well, and sure fills up that bag!
Should be out there today getting some good pics so you can see the state of the gardens. Guests coming for a week later today, so a bit of house cleanup and shopping is in order.
And then there is Wimbledon anytime one thinks they have too much time on their hands. Too bad Andre lost yesterday.


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