A little vacation, sprinkler repair and some more interesting web stuff.

Our sprinkler system has been repaired (with a few minor hitches…nothing major, just learning how to use it!) and so this area is starting to fill in:

And my herb garden is starting to go in and to grow (slowly)….

The good news was that we had it all working before we left town on a little trip to the mountains….only used a tank of gas, but crossed the Continental Divide in two spots and took in some gorgeous scenery…one of the things I love most about Colorado.

I’m hoping to do a lot more gardening this week…so I’ll post as I go (hopefully).We have bars on our house (the neighbor just took his off) and so I was interested to see these: Less hateful burglar bars – they seem like a totally cool compromise.
I seem to have several friends remodeling kitchens and have run across this great blog: Counter Culture: Kitchen Remodeling Blog – they have some neat articles and I know at least one of the writers posts comments here quite regularly (although she doesn’t leave her email so I can’t email her back! – hint, hint!).

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