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Posts from the ‘Outdoors’ Category

Meet the mountains.

Around two months ago, my parents bought a house along the Delaware River on the Pennsylvania and New York state border. Much like my current home, it’s a fixer-upper, only much more so. It has loads of potential and is situated on breathtaking land. My parents got this house so our whole family could spend more time together, whether we’re hiking, kayaking or just relaxing by the fire. We’ve been there as many weekends as possible to work on the house. Expect lots of design and renovation projects from this place, but for now, here’s an introduction.

Pond, railroad tracks and trees

{view from the second floor family room}

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elevated agriculture {raised bed gardening}

Well, both my garden and I went on a bit of a hiatus these past several months (we abhor winter). So, this post serves to announce that So, pretty is as pretty does, as well as my vegetable garden are back up and running.

For the past two years, my husband and I have been using a 22′  x 15′ garden located toward the end of our property. Aside from four walls (made from free fencing found curbside!), this space has been sort of an unwieldy blank canvass. This season I started my research early and found some great resources making a strong case for using raised beds, so we decided to go for it. The whole project set us back around $350…wood and dirt are surprisingly expensive.

Original Garden

{note the sophisticated method in which we determined the layout – small twigs stuck in the ground}

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Favorite flowers

Ahh, flowers – one of the many awesome things of spring. High impact, they instantly make a room or a yard look better and more finished. Here are a some of the best around my yard and in my house.

{cut zinnias and carnations}

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