Category Archives: Chicago

Summer Backyard Patio Project Update

We made our Summer Patio Project deadline (just barely), with no help from Mother Nature. My last post (May 4) showcased our container garden project and the excavation of the patio area. I had hoped that the next weekend would … Continue reading

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The Big Summer Project

FOR years, I’ve wanted a brick patio between our house and detached garage. This year, our sheepdogs have forced the project. Somehow they managed to destroy all of the grass in our backyard last year. So we are putting in … Continue reading

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Hot Summer in the City

We Chicagoans should have known . . . We were spoiled this winter by record highs that made the season one of the most enjoyable winters ever. But now, it’s been almost a month since we’ve had any rain, and … Continue reading

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