Sunday, November 11, 2007

Weekend at Edgar's Acres

We are here at Edgar's Acres, the land of dial up internet connections, woodstoves, and NO PHONE! It is of course chilly, but our little house is cozy and warm. The doggies are having a great time and are getting lots of exercise chasing anything they can see. They can bark without neighbors getting their shorts in a bunch.

Edgar's Acres is also the land of dial up knitting.

This is what I work on while waiting on internet connections. I am using Wool-Eze Bulky with size 10.5 needles, and have 44 stitches on the needles. It is the garter knit stitch. To give you an idea of how much knitting you can get done while waiting on the internet, I have knit three rows of my project with each picture I have downloaded for today's blog. I generally average 1-2 rows while waiting for a site to come up. Can anyone tell me what I am working on? There is a prize if you can.

We've planted a hedge. Some people call these type of hedges "good neighbor" hedges. It is also being passive aggressive about something that bugs the hell out of you.

The taller plant in the front is a Mohave Pyracantha. The little trees on the left are Emerald Green Arborviate, and the other four are Cottoneasters. All will grow to 8-12 feet in height, and spread about 6-8 feet in width. They are also all evergreen so the hedge will be in place all year.

The hedge will give us privacy, provide shelter for the birds, provide flowers and berries for the birds, butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds, and ...

help eliminate this view. Rather than bitch at the neighbors about the amount of stuff they are piling up in their back yard, we decided to plant a hedge. We don't have a problem with the area on the right that is an area gone wild. The birds and other wildlife live there and are entitled to a place to call home. It's the vehicles, garbage cans, trailers, and garbage that is a bit hard to handle. It's their property and they like their stuff. The goal is to have the hedge grow to about 8 feet so the mountains will still be visible, and not be bothered by our neighbors' collection of stuff.

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