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While Sheldon was laying sod we were tilling and spreading grass seed. During my vacation last week, we rearranged a big wild raspberry patch into rows and then tilled and planted grass between the rows. These pictures were taken before we seeded - we were still planting the raspberries.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff173/mbrocca/RaspberryGarden017.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br>
The equipment<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff173/mbrocca/RaspberryGarden021.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br>
Me, making neat rows out of a mess.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff173/mbrocca/RaspberryGarden022.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br>
Getting neater<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff173/mbrocca/RaspberryGarden014.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br>
This was just a cool sunset out the living room window.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff173/mbrocca/RaspberryGarden031.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br>
And, our friends the deer, who eat everything we plant.
 

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Nice work Beth, you sure have your hands full...and dirty. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
I hate the deer, they have eaten every flowering plant in my yard for 10 years.
 

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Great pictures Beth. I often get to see deer like that outside my back window, and sometimes I get to run "with" them, I love it. I only hate seeing them in my car.<br><br>
You have a GREAT piece of property.
 

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We never get dirty 'cos of the deer. We are overrun with blackberries and raspberries. Hate the suckers ...<br><br>
Love the sunset picture (although DW would be thinking it's time to pull out the windex). What peace of mind to come back to such a haven every day. You and M. are lucky indeed !<br><br>
Great pics.<br><br>
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Cool. Great pictures.<br><br>
You have a nice piece of land and some awesome toys to work it. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
The only deer I get to see are the ones in your picture.<br><br>
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Cool!! Very nice!<br><br>
We have the same deer problem. We woke one mornign last spring to a half dozen or so munching the fresh daffodil shoots that were just coming up at the time. My wife sticks her head out the window and is yelling at the deer "Hey!!! Get out of my flowers!!!" The deer, still munching, look back at her as if to say "could you keep it down? We're eating here!"
 

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What a beautiful spot. Sunset photo is wonderful.<br><br>
I can't wait to get out and do yard work/garden - (maybe by the end of April)
 

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Beautiful!
 

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I love raspberries!!<br><br>
I don't even buy grape jelly/jam...just black or raspberry.<br><br>
If I had them in my yard......<br>
I'd have dessert in the yard while they were in season.<br>
Holy moly...the thought of that!!<br><br>
Looks like you had a big day.<br>
congrats.
 

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Very nice! Thanks for sharing your hard work with us.<br><br>
I LOVE raspberries too... especially on my cereal for breakfast. YUM.
 

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Very nice! My wife would love to have that much land. We have about a quarter of our backyard for our garden. That's my wife's thing. I do the grunt work, but she does the rest. Last year we had blackberries, several kinds of peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, lettuce, broccoli, watermelon, green beans, strawberries, and probably other things I can't recall - oh yeah, cucumbers.<br><br>
I don't think we'll be doing much heavy yard stuff this year. Last year I tore out our deck, then rebuilt two new decks and a stone patio in between. A few years ago I dug a huge hole for a fish pond. I always find it amazing that the fish can survive all winter under the ice without being fed. I think we may paint the outside of the house this summer.<br><br>
The deer are nice to look at, but very destructive for gardens. Fortunately we don't have that problem. I see deer on one of the routes I run, on another route I get to see antelope.
 

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I just got finished watching "The Rookie" on tv the other night.....<br><br>
They used hair clippings to keep the deer away.<br>
Does anyone know if that's a for real way of keeping them away.<br>
maybe a trip to the local barber or hair salon is on the schedule?<br><br>
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Oh, I would love to have a yard that size! We only have a teeny tiny postage stamp yard with 2 teeny tiny raised bed gardens that we squeeze as much as possible into <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Thanks for sharing the great pics!
 

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Nice. You've got one amazing property Beth.
 

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Thanks Don - I can't wait to do a veg garden, with all the stuff you mentioned. But, we'll have to really deer proof it. We had a liner pond at our old house - I was always amazed that the fish not only survived under the ice all winter, but came up in the spring actually bigger! Sounds like you have amazing projects in your yard - I'll bet the patios and pond are an oasis. We'll have to live in our house for a while before we do a pond and patio - make sure they are in the right spots.<br><br>
Reg - you are right, I'm not one for window washing. I blame the old windows - they just don't come clean, but I'm sure they would if I washed them every once in a while!<br><br>
And, the equipment - well, lets just say the big green thing usurped my new carbon frame road bike! But, it was very much needed.<br><br>
Julie - the house in the picture isn't ours, that's our neighbors. Actually, we are the carriage house to that house (I guess that makes us their servants!).<br><br>
I'll post pictures of the harvest this summer!!
 

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No nothing keeps them away not even our dog. They get so used to barking they just stand and watch the dog, he has an electronic fence.
 
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