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Operation Relocation complete

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Porcupines are pretty slow-moving creatures. So when our favorite new local resident showed up at the pleached apples today, it was fairly easy to trap it in a small garbage can. Lid on, loaded into the truck, tied in place. We were off to an undisclosed (though hopefully far enough away from here) location with […]


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First we have a mysterious blob in the pleached apples. Turns out a young porcupine has decided the apples are tasty treats. Great. We have everything a little porcupine — which is quite cunning and cute up close — would want: old apples, lots of good bark, sheds to hide under, and who knows what […]


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After the November 3rd snow storm, I mean, blizzard, the first order of business (after resurrecting the Coleman camp stove for boiling water for coffee as the electricity had been long gone) was to survey the damage. Yes, a big spruce topped out. And a couple of birch have been creamed and will need to […]

Settling a new house back in

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Building a new home always, always entails disturbing the land. Even with this project here in St. George where very little of the site was disturbed during construction, there still was an apron around the house that needed to be softened. Probably this is one of my favorite sorts of projects: how to blend and […]

A project in Hope

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We have just finished a project in Hope. The task was to create an entrance to the house and an area for perennials. The site has lovely long views down toward Alford Lake, but is also very exposed and windy. And now for a few of the details involved in the project. First there were […]


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We are in full harvest mode here on the farm side of things. The artichokes are wonderful. Out of ten plants only one has chosen not to flower. Thus far we have harvested about twenty artichokes and I expect up to thirty more. Next year: twenty plants! The tomato hoop house is full, with the […]


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Way back in February, I started a slew of artichoke seedlings. The seeds are fairly large, and they germinate fast and well. Because artichokes are really biennials, which means the plants normally set fruit and flower the second year of their life, I had to trick the seedlings. So after I grew them up to […]


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During the summer months we get all sorts of visitors to Hedgerow. It’s a delightful, lively time. Elizabeth is spending the summer in Port Clyde, and wrote about us in her blog, Stixandstonezblog. (For some reason I can’t create a direct link to her Hedgerow posting here, but the web address works to get to […]