Building A Fence Part 1

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[caption id="attachment_1980" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Front Yard July 2012[/caption]Summer and I have gone back and forth on if we should or should not build a fence in the front yard. Originally, I was against the idea and wasn't open to it. After a bit of back and forth, we made a decision. Summer's Selling Points: A fence in the

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Baby Chickens, Brave Roosters and Rainstorms

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I've said it before, but I'm not sure if I said it here. The summer time in Puerto Rico to me is all about work, fresh fruit/vegetables and planting. This weekend was a great weekend. I got tons of yard work done, Summer and I planted a bunch of new plants and we got dumped on by a

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Timber – So Long Old Tree

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I don't have to tell you guys that Summer and I are very into our landscaping and building not just our house, but creating a really cool tropical landscape. One of the things to deal with living in Puerto Rico are the termites. Termites are everywhere. Termites have eaten their way through gardening equipment handles, expensive palm trees

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Our Trees are Ready for Battle!

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We've planted several dozen (50ish) citrus, exotic fruit and avocado trees on our property, and while many of them are flourishing and doing well, unfortunately we keep losing trees to careless weedwackers. Recently we've lost a canepa, tangerine, kumquat and avocado in the battle that is maintaining our property. No bueno!! We made another trip out to the

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We Have Starfruit!

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I was moving dirt around the property today and walked passed the starfruit tree we planted 16 months or so ago. To my surprise, there were a bunch of little baby starfruits! Stefan and I noticed that the star fruit tree had flowered about a month ago, but we wern't expecting to get starfruits so soon. What a

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We’re Tree Huggers – Puerto Rico Style

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It's official, Summer and I are tree huggers. We are spending the majority of our house work every week working in the yard on our garden, fighting back the Jungle (I have the upper hand for the first time since we moved in) and figuring out the layout of our land. If you don't believe me, click on

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