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Meadowbrook Terrace Streambank Restoration Day 2

Meadowbrook Terrace Streambank Restoration Day 2

By the time we got out there again on the second day they had already been working for hours. The pumps were set up again and the brook was nearly dry. Now they were up to the bamboo roots. It took us a while to […]

Meadowbrook Terrace Streambank Restoration Day 1

Meadowbrook Terrace Streambank Restoration Day 1

We had pretty much given up on their ever showing up to work on the Streambank Restoration by our log cabin. We figured with everything going on, our brook was not going be a priority. And we were no longer looking forward to it after […]

Patton Park: Meadowbrook Terrace Streambank Restoration

Patton Park: Meadowbrook Terrace Streambank Restoration

We waited and waited and finally they came and surveyed for the project. They stuck flags all over our yard so we could match it up with what the project map said was going to happen. I stopped doing anything at all about the bamboo, […]

Broken Retaining Wall: Meadowbrook Terrace Streambank Restoration

Broken Retaining Wall: Meadowbrook Terrace Streambank Restoration

The Streambank Restoration project promised to get rid of the retaining wall that had turned into a retaining dam. The project will also consist of… removing the retaining wall. City of Hendersonville – Engineering Department Multi-Area Streambank Restoration The neighbor’s basement floods when it rains. […]

Cane: Meadowbrook Terrace Streambank Restoration

Cane: Meadowbrook Terrace Streambank Restoration

We got a letter from the City of Hendersonville in 2016 saying that they were planning streambank restoration and part of the project was going to be by our log cabin. The purpose of the multi-area streambank restoration project is to preserve property owners’ land […]

Planting Native Azaleas

Planting Native Azaleas

When I went to Ireland, I fell in love with the rhododendron and azalea. So we decided on mountain laurel, rhododendron and azalea for all around the new house. We went bought native azalea from Richard and Susan Mucci at Mountain Mist Nursery. My husband […]

Nine Kinds of Native Azalea

Nine Kinds of Native Azalea

We decided on mountain laurel, rhododendron and azalea for all around the new house. My husband went to school with Richard Mucci. His wife raises native azalea. Cliff told me to take a look at the website: www.mountainmist-nursery.com and pick something out. About Native Azaleas […]

Chinese Privet Growing Wild

Chinese Privet Growing Wild

Nature News, a local radio program about what is going on in nature in our area had a field trip on the air this morning. Among things they described along the way is Privet. They weren’t fans. I had just taken a bunch of photos […]

Getting Settled and Enjoying Spring

Getting Settled and Enjoying Spring

The grass is starting to grow. The daffodils I planted in the field behind the house are blooming. And we are getting some things put away. The grass is starting to grow. You can see a lot of green under the straw. And a lot […]

Inspiration: Swedish Summer House

Inspiration: Swedish Summer House

In Nordic countries there is a tradition of Summer Houses, a simple small shelter or cottage to stay in when the weather is pleasant. This is a tradition in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Finland. City families who could afford to had a second home […]