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Are you looking at me?

It’s been several weeks since I first introduced you to my girls – the five hens that have become my little friends, soil tillers, compost engineers and food producers.  Things have changed, the flock has grown, and we’re all learning … Continue reading

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The understudy takes the stage!

In January of last year, when my gigantic, double-trunked willow oak had to be removed, the crew foreman told me that my dogwoods would go through a period of adjustment during the first season and may appear to be under … Continue reading

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Great music inside; mass (crape) murder outside…..

My son and I went to see Prince last night at our local indoor arena, the RBC Center, in Raleigh, NC.   The venue is the home of the Carolina Hurricanes, our 2006 Stanley Cup winning NHL hockey team, NCSU … Continue reading

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It would be so easy…..

to shake my fist at the sky to complain about this chilly, windy morning as contrasted with yesterday’s balmy perfection. Gardeners get a little obsessed at this time of year.  We have one-tracked minds – Spring and all that the … Continue reading

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Meet the Girls!

The house we built is now a home!  If you missed my last post about building the coop, check it out.  It’s called The Chicken House Rules.  http://azenview.com/?p=265 The girls have been busy getting accustomed to their new home, to … Continue reading

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The Chicken House Rules

Do you keep chickens?  I’ve never heard of anyone who regretted doing it.  In fact, most people say it’s proved to be more fun and more interesting than they thought it would be.  I’ve wanted to add chickens to my … Continue reading

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I’m really going to need my garden this year…

In the depth of winter I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. Albert Camus It’s been a time of change and loss……you know, life doing its thing.  As I face the possibilities and inevitabilities being worked … Continue reading

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Arachnid Innocence Project aka Justice for Spiders

Last night I ran across a photograph I took at Duke Gardens a few years ago of a light green spider on a Polianthes tuberosa flower.  I’d seen them before on occasion, but didn’t know the name, so off to … Continue reading

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Winter Reflections

In the business of horticulture here in zone 7b, winter is a time for regrouping.  It’s a dormant period for many of us, just like that of a plant, time to slow down many of the more public processes and … Continue reading

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So What’s a Zen View?

So what’s a Zen View anyway?  Sounds kind of spiritual, doesn’t it?  The experience can certainly be spiritual if you’re open to it, but unlike a lot about spirituality, the magic of the Zen View can be easily understood. I … Continue reading

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