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New home, neighborhood, garden!

Now that the toilet and bathroom sink work, we’re settling in well. The move wasn’t bad at all. Except my ex-landlord stalking me. But I blocked her and she doesn’t know our new address so it’s all good now.

Our new neighborhood seems excellent so far. One neighbor said hi the night we moved in and another came by today and welcomed us and told us all about everyone (without being all icky-gossipy), and I guess there are regular neighborhood get togethers during the summer, block parties and yard sales and stuff, so it’ll be fun for the kids.

The yard needs a lot of work, it’s been neglected at least 6 months. Lots of leaves for the composter. We had to leave our compost behind (it was beautiful compost too, kind of sad about that), and we have very clay soil here so I’ll be getting a lot of amendments for the garden. Once the temps get above about 55 and I can stand being outside (I’m hypersensitive to the cold – one of the big reasons I am SO GLAD we didn’t move to Idaho), I’ll get off my duff (hopefully by then I’m completely unpacked) and get the yard and garden going.

Thanks to Compostings for posting a link to Skippy’s Planting Calendar, super useful tool!!! Now that I know I need to be starting some seeds pronto, be watching for actual garden updates and pictures :bounce

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3 Responses to New home, neighborhood, garden!

  1. Grace February 9, 2009 at 7:10 pm #

    I know what you mean…going outside today was difficult, COLD. But not like Idaho. It sounds like your neighborhood is going to be a safe haven. Hopefully there is a generous gardener with extra plants to give you a jump start. I understand your sadness over leaving your compost.

    Good luck to you. Maybe after this next (and LAST) snow we can start gardening in earnest.

    Grace

  2. Amanda February 10, 2009 at 1:44 pm #

    Glad the move went well – sounds like a good neighbourhood. All best wishes for settling in to the new place!

  3. compostings February 11, 2009 at 4:48 am #

    So glad that your new neighborhood sounds this nice! Nothing makes a new place feel even more like home than getting the garden going. Can ‘t wait to see what you do.

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