The Lawn (redux)

ETA: The blog is being rebooted as an incentive for my Patreon Supporters. All posts go live after a week, but Supporters at the $10+ tiers get early access. Thank you! Ages and ages ago, I posted about the lawns, and about grass, and about how we were installing zenith zoysia grass where ivy once […]

Blog Be Rollin’ Again

Brooke here.  North Carolina took a long time to shake off the dickishness of winter–as of two weeks ago, we were still losing power to ice storms on a fairly regular basis–but it’s finally spring! So, time to dust off the home blog and start posting again. …where were we? Let me reread some of […]

Butterfly Weed

Brooke here. There is no more ivy on the house. (This is actually not entirely true; there’s a small patch of ivy just off of the front stairs that I keep carefully trimmed.  It is there as a warning to the rest of the ivy, saying, Once, I was many. Now, I am one. Stay […]

Weird crap from the backyard

Brooke here. Three weeks of flooding has uncovered a lot of weird crap that was buried under the ivy.  Such as… Yes, that is a lifesize terracotta human nose, thank you for asking.  And one and two-thirds cents. It’s literally a penny with a third bitten right out of it.  I blame the two-thirds of […]

The French Drains (II)

Brooke here: Digging in the Fury Hole continues.  After Brown and I completed the initial cleanout, we took a few days to watch the ground when it rained to see where and how the water moved.  Turns out it moves straight down into the basement.  Not kidding. In the above image, we had taken one […]

Nothing much, just digging. You?

Brooke here.  It’s been a busy week, so I thought I’d post a quick picture of what Brown and I have been up to. Sooooo…. The hole is six feet wide, thirty feet long, and two feet deep at the lowest point.  The ground is wet Carolina clay that’s interwoven with thick ropes of ivy.  […]