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Late November weather – We’ll take it

Along for the afternoon: Classic Deep Cuts


Along for the afternoon: Classic Deep Cuts

Probably some of this going on too.

Grass clippings for mulch.

In the ground since early April.

A more mature plant here.


Along for the afternoon: Classic Deep Cuts

Probably some of this going on too.

Fargesia robusta ‘Campbell’



These guys are indoor only.

Photo by Monica.

Along for the afternoon:

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Camper was dumped off in a campground years ago. He has always been a little spooky. It’s nice to see him relax.

Don’t encourage them.

Photos with GF by Monica.


Turned the pile and added leaves. Some good worm action going on.


Nice enough today for a good outdoor work session & a fire later. We’ll take it for a January day.

No storms and a great chance to work outside on Monday.

Turned the compost pile and really enjoyed it. This project gets a little larger each year.

The pile weighs several hundred pounds. It is made up of a year’s worth of vegetarian kitchen scraps, Halloween pumpkins, garden & lawn trimmings, lawn mushrooms, discarded pears, kelp & seaweed, coffee grounds, etc. mixed with the leaves that fell here in October and November.

I added additional leaves on Monday. We’ll go back and add more leaves and turn the pile again in about ten days. We’ll cover the pile if it gets too wet. This season seems a little drier here.

Background on this project when you scroll down here.

A tide calendar at home was a routine part of growing up near Puget Sound in the 70s.

Like phone books, these may be fading away now.

Gathering leaves for a new compost pile, before the next windstorm comes in.

Enjoyed working on an October afternoon project.

Thanks for the apples Carl.

Along for the day: Classic Deep Cuts

Riepma Apples

Thanks for the truck wheel Carl.



From the generation that uses things until they wear out.

WAIF Animal Shelter was easy to work with.