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Ever Changing I spent the last week or so packing and unpacking. Boy am I tired. I haven't wanted to do anything extra as far as yardwork is concerned. As I get older, my recovery time from unusual manual labor is longer and longer. I helped pack a moving truck and did less unpacking it. This seems to be a wakeup call that I need to get more physical activity. Our property is in pretty good shape water diversion wise. This was lucky for me for two reasons. First, I don't have to find, move and place rocks so much… read more share this

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Moving Days

Oh, My Poor Back This week would normally be a time to start a new project at the property with winter ending and spring arriving. We are not going to be out on my property full time for a while, so I am having the pleasure of packing up items… read more share this

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Outdoors

Enjoy Nature No rain in the 10 day forecast. It hasn't hit triple digits in the East Valley or Phoenix yet. It is truly a beautiful time of the year. There isn't quite 12 hours of sunlight yet, but it is getting there. Landscaping for the average person is a… read more share this

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Mardi Gras

Carnival Now, I don't aim to get religious... Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday. Lent. Somber. I always think of this time of year as a time for things to begin to bud and grow from the bare earth. The dirt is brown and will begin to get a fuzz of green.… read more share this

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More Weather

Will it Ever End??? One more of week of moisture is headed our way. This is the storm of the century in California. One thing that this winter has brought into my mind is the absolute necessity of examining water flow. Mother Nature will do what she wants and if… read more share this

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Valentine’s Day

Spring Specials Valentine's Day is tomorrow. I love holidays, but they also drive me nuts. Many people go out and buy something, anything, a last minute item as a present. I prefer a present that has more thought to it. Something special that is for me in particular. Don't get… read more share this

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Taking Stock of Your Water

Get a Drip System Consultation February is the month to ramp up your yardwork in the East Valley. Consult your local landscaping company, Redwood Landscaping, to plan and implement your spring yard. Do it now while you have extra money from your tax refund. Quotes and estimates are always free.… read more share this

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Roses in the Desert

Beautiful Colors My stepmother and father live on the west side of the valley. Last week they posted pictures of some of the roses in their yard. I mentioned this, but I just felt the need to show you some pictures. These are not professional shots, but it shows the… read more share this

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Snow Storm

Cold and Wet Well, I survived the storms. I knew that I would. Different parts of Arizona had rain, sleet or snow. I am in the middle of the state right now, so I got mostly sleet. Another 10 miles north, they had snow and 10 miles south they had… read more share this

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Getting Along

Planning for Spring We are supposed to get moisture later this week. Parts of California and Northern Arizona have gotten a lot of moisture in the form of rain and snow. Dirt roads are a muddy mess. One thing about the East Valley or in Phoenix, is the general lack… read more share this