Author Archives: arlingwoman

Birds, Marsh, Thicket

This morning I looked out the kitchen window to see four Robins.  I’m not sure they even left this year, but they were having a grand old time in the ivy and the forsythia thicket.  Then I saw a Flicker, … Continue reading

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Prairie, Plain and the Holiday

I visited my family over Christmas.  The weather was more like spring than the beginning of winter.  It had been cold and dropped some snow, but there were only traces of it left. The landscape of my childhood is tall … Continue reading

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Once More ‘Round the Garden

This week we had a final garden work day to do a little left-over clean up.  We cleared the large outside AFAC plot that the County is going to take over and maintain.  This involved moving the asparagus I planted … Continue reading

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Playing Catch-Up

I can’t believe I last wrote back in September.  Well, now it’s deep fall, not just that official, astronomical fall.  My garden is nearly cleaned up, the cold frame has returned and is housing some lovely lettuces, and all but … Continue reading

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Fall, Yup, Fall

Well.  It’s fall.  And we are having a long dry spell, which means that my seeds and seedlings need a great deal of attention.  It’s not light late any more, so I can’t really get to the garden on weekdays, … Continue reading

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Clearing and Planting for Fall

What a weekend!  I did a flying trip to Fredericksburg to see my cousin and her husband.  They are in the midst of  illness and crisis and putting one foot in front of another.  I was able to visit and … Continue reading

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Excitement Nobody Needs

On Friday afternoon, I got an email from a colleague who knew where my garden was.  She gave me a link to a local news organization that showed a picture of a bus that had ploughed through our fence and … Continue reading

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