Oysterville Daybook Archives

The sun is here… but where is Spring?

The sun is here… but where is Spring?

Today marks the third Friday in a row that the Garden Girls have sadly said, "Not yet!" to my query about doing some spring flower planting.  "The ground is still frosty in the morning," they said.  "Maybe next week." I feel like a kid waiting for...

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Yay! It’s A Party! And We’re Invited!!

Yay! It’s A Party! And We’re Invited!!

Maggie Stuckey is giving a party - a thank you party for some very special people here at the beach --people who many of us know and love!  And we're all invited to say "thank you" with her -- and to her, also, for that matter!  First. the...

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God willin’ an’ the snow don’t fall…

God willin’ an’ the snow don’t fall…

In three days, Daylight Savings Time begins.  In twelve days, Spring begins.  And I am SO ready! Every time I'm out and about, I seem to acquire more seed packets.  The brighter the colors, the less my resistance!  I bring them home knowing full...

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Some Days Are Like That!

Some Days Are Like That!

Carefully considered, I do believe yesterday had many more pluses than minuses.  As a matter of fact, there was only one negative and, as it turned out, that was mostly a figment  of my imagination.  (Doncha just hate when that happens?) The...

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Fifteen Hours of Lace and… what ladder?

Fifteen Hours of Lace and… what ladder?

It took three of us -- Marta, Charlie and me -- three days to take down the old lace curtains from the windows on our twelve-foot-high walls, wash them one-by-one and rehang them.  Fifteen hours of threading curtain rods through delicate channels...

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Fun! Fun! Fun! And a froggy, too!

Fun! Fun! Fun! And a froggy, too!

Another day to remember!  One of those Fun Fun Fun Days even after I took my little red wagon out for some serious work in the garden!  We had spent the morning at the Artisan Fair at the Oysterville Schoolhouse. Loved the music, the crafts, seeing...

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The Bane of My Existence

The Bane of My Existence

My new lawn-mowing guru has been coming on Saturday afternoons -- not my time of choice, necessarily, but "beggars can't be choosers" as they say.  He does a good job, is reliable and, so far, I'm quite pleased that I found him. However, he does...

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Signs and Peonies

Signs and Peonies

I'm not one for believing in signs and portents...  But maybe, just maybe, there's a message in our garden's one red peony.  It's the only red one.  It's never bloomed before.  But Nyel was ever hopeful. He had planted the peonies years ago,...

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And “…the rain it raineth every day!”

And “…the rain it raineth every day!”

Well, at least it's April and I can console myself that these daily showers will eventually become May flowers.  Although... I've been told that I should wait until Mother's Day to plant my nasturtium seeds and my dahlia plants.  So... wot the...

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Spring Is Coming No Matter What!  Or is it?

Spring Is Coming No Matter What! Or is it?

I don't know how things are in your garden, but mine seems to be progressing toward Spring no-matter-what!  There are volunteer daffodils growing all around the old Spruce (or was it a Fir?) stump.  Across the way, three valiant crocuses (croci?)...

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Who’s been sleeping in my bed???

Who’s been sleeping in my bed???

Rhododendron bed, that is! Yesterday was the first day back for the "Garden Girls" after a winter break in their usually nonstop work schedule.  The two women have been looking after the flower beds (and more!) here at this house since 2019 when...

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Maggie’s New Book – COMING SOON!

Maggie’s New Book – COMING SOON!

In less than a week-- on February 21st to be precise -- Maggie Stuckey's new book, The Container Victory Garden: A Beginner's Guide to Growing Your Own Groceries will be in readers' hands.  Order now (from your local bookstore, from your favorite...

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