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10/15/12 2:40 P

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Wow, a lot of being outdoors this summer for you all. I am still enjoying fresh salad greens from my garden but probably only for a few weeks and then it will be on to frozen and canned and winter vegetables. I started one of those square foot gardens and can easily cover it when it gets below freezing as it has the last couple of weeks. I have been pretty active outside bicycling and traveling when I can. You can check out my wordpress blog for my travel/outside adventures.

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10/15/12 4:59 A

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Canoeing, Camping, Hiking. Bike riding. Gardening.............It's been a great summer. I hate to see it go! Going to push it though and do another canoe trip when the leafs are gone. I need some better photos of the Eagles nest!
Maybe I can learn to like winter...lol

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9/11/12 7:04 P

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I travelled, I spent time with family, I played, I hiked (a lot on the travels), I did some adventure sports. One of my better summers to date. Not ready for fall quite yet...

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9/4/12 10:45 P

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Thanks for sharing. It was nice to here your summer experience. I had to share my vegs with the rabbits and the deer. I had a blast trying to keep them out of the garden.

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8/29/12 2:09 P

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I started the summer by celebrating my 1 year sparkversary on May 19.

Then I spent my summer growing things in gardens....veggie garden, native flower garden, herb garden, butterfly garden, 2 rain gardens using native plants (very beginnings of since I ran out of money for more plants) and a native woodland garden (think ferns, turtlehead, trillium, wild ginger, dwarf crested lily, etc). The drought took its toll on many of the plants, but now that it has rained in August some, some plants are coming back; others have been pulled up and added to the compost pile. I'm even wondering if the orange "ditch" lilies will have another flush of blooming since they went dormant this summer with the drought but are now growing like it is spring. LOL

I've gotten some canning done. My veggie garden is medium sized since we live in the clearing of the woods so there's not a lot of room or sun to grow tons of veggies. We will savor those few jars of greenbeans and salsa this winter!

I also spent the summer locating, ID-ing, and documenting the flora of our woods and getting rid of some of the invasive honeysuckle, rosa-multiflora and garlic mustard. Doing that has allowed more native ferns to grow! Can't wait until next year to see what other native plants will grown now that they can get sun and water.

This summer was a summer of a lot of growing and being active. I'm so glad the extra 65 lbs is gone so I can enjoy being outside once again! Wonder what next summer will like once I get these last 20 lbs off?!?!?!
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8/28/12 9:14 P

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Hello OWLs

It's so sad to see the summer go. I know some of you have been camping and doing so many outdoor activities. I'm sure we will all love to hear about your experiences. Please share your summer fun in the sun stories. If you like you can even share pics. I think this would be fun.

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