Author Archives: mark-diane

Family, Winter gardening and a barn raising.

Things have been busy, nothing new there! More of our family has moved up to NW Washington and will soon be increasing in size with an addition of a Grand-daughter early next year. Our first Winter garden of kale, chard, … Continue reading

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Rust Never Sleeps

Last post – I said summer was a busy time.  Yup.  It’s been awhile since I posted and so much has been happening. The picture is of our “new” repurposed garden gate.  Isn’t it just splendid?  It began with an … Continue reading

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Penn Cove

Summer is a very busy time on the Island.  There is so much to do that it is often overwhelming. Last weekend was the annual Coupeville Arts and Crafts Show and the Gray’s Harbor Pirate Ships came to town.  We had … Continue reading

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Beat the Heat

A boat would be a terrific way to beat the current heat wave.  Another splendid way to beat the heat is to live in our home!  Cool as a cucumber.  Stays warm, stays cool. And all the while our amazing solar … Continue reading

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Welcome

The garden fence is nearing completion – need to get the 2nd gate constructed.  I did find an old metal headboard and I am hoping it will work. Four of our Turkish pillow covers have been framed and are now hanging in … Continue reading

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Growing Green

So – the garden fence is looking fabulous.  We are in search of an old iron headboard for Mr. Fabulous to turn into a garden gate. I really wanted the front “yard” to be a lovely meadow in which Bambi would stroll.  … Continue reading

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Oddities

There’s the new table.  Love it.  Then we snagged three oak jury chairs on Drewslist. “Stuff” on the Island just gets shifted around. Free items appeared at a closed lumber yard and we again managed to snag a few fabulous … Continue reading

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Solstice

Summer burgeons forth with a spectacular morning of sunshine in the treetops.  The view from upstairs is truly lovely.  The solar panels will be busy today. Concrete has been poured and the garden fence posts are in.  Today, Mr. Fabulous, … Continue reading

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Habitat for Humanity

I love Habitat.  Great people.  Great homes.  We furnished our rental and our new home with many of their pieces.  Today, three darling men showed up as we “re-gifted” the dining room table to them. They LOVED the house.  They … Continue reading

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Net Zero

Net Zero.  I am no expert – not even close – I seriously know little about it.  I do know that we are producing more energy than “they” predicted.  That is amazing.  We live in the PAC and it rains … Continue reading

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