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Irrigate, ice skate

February 28, 2006

Took the new irrigation system out for a spin and it looks like I have a hunquering for the Netherlands. The idea is that all manner of plant life will grow along the borders, if it would just stop freezing for one day.

Vernacular architecture. Surely I have the ugliest shed in the gardens and hope that a good flood will wash it away.

My sweet neighbour Sidi AlGouche, who saw me pissing about with the main canal structure, took the hoe from my hands, (Gimme that hoe, Ho!) and laid out the canal perimeter. He’s so bored right now that he’s raking his lands for the fourth time. Note, the blue pills that he gives his garden.


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  1. What a gorgeous piece of land - shed and all! =)

    Comment by Christiane — March 2, 2006 @ 12:25

  2. Thank you so much Christiane, I wholeheartedly agree wtih you, except the part about the shed. When I’m not here (Languedoc), I look at these pictures and can almost cry from homesickness. Silly what a little plot of land will do for you. Will do TO you.

    Do you have a garden?

    Comment by debra — March 3, 2006 @ 2:10

  3. I wish I did. I live in an apartment in the city, so my little garden consists of as many hanging and rail pots I can stick on my fire escape.
    I love the simplicity of the land though. I can’t wait to see it in its fullness.
    And that shed is lovely. =)

    Comment by Christiane — March 4, 2006 @ 19:01

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