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Monday, June 20, 2022

Red Oak House Garden Notes No. 68: Morning after a Deluge

Inch and a quarter of rain in a quick burst and another branch of the neighbors' tree comes down. We slept through it all. 

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Father's Day 2022

Father's Day 2022. Made a quick visit to my Pa's grave (quick being a relative term considering the amount of road construction between my house and the ND Veterans Cemetery this time of year). 

Where it is hot and I can see the hay bales across the road, and the hot prairie wind is blowing, but I can hear the prairie birds on the margins. Western meadowlark and some grasslands sparrows. 

Red Oak House Garden Notes No. 67

Pastel Slendor tree peony purchased two years ago at Baldwin Greenhouse gifts me with first boom ever this morning. 

Monday, June 13, 2022

Home from a Fargo Vacation


On a busman's holiday, did you know that the oldest Carnegie library building in North Dakota is the original library at NDSU? 

My Square Butte Prairie Smoke is flourishing this year

.75 inches of rain in our gauge. 

Amazing what rain and patience and hope will do.