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The photo is my son and myself. Now days you can get a photo made to look old like this one. This photo was taken when this was the new look.

Harry S Truman was president when I was born and world war II had ended. I grew up in a time when lunch was put in a brown paper bag and a sandwich was wrapped with wax paper. There was no such thing as pantyhose, we wore stockings that attached to the rubbery clippy things that attached to the girdle. Convenience stores were not common and when we took a trip we packed a picnic basket because many places did not have fast food. Highways had places to pull over and stop, some with picnic tables. Read more ....

Feb 10th completed patio raised beds

February 10, 2014

We finished the raised patio beds.  We put composted manure over the rocks in the bottom of the beds first then we mixed topsoil, peat moss, mushroom compost and garden soil and filled them to the top.  It will settle after we plant and water.

While my husband was working with the blocks I crawled around pulling weeds from the herb and flower beds and dug up and divided daisies and coneflowers. Weeding has to be the most un-fun part of gardening.  We do not like to use weed killer so the only other option is pull them by hand. After they were clean I put hay down for cover and to help keep the weeds out but they will eventually come back.

We repaired some old wood planter boxes and put them where I had kept pots to grow peppers.  I am not sure at this time what will be planted here.

My husband likes for us to grow pansies and they do add some cheerful color during the cold season.

We both are very sore today after a weekend of using every muscle we have in our body. This was all done the last two days so today I have stayed in the house cleaning out the refrigerator and cleaning the floors from all the dirt that we brought into the house. I will post more after we start planting.

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