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Deuce Cities Henhouse

My Autumn Garden

Hello! I just wanted to pop-on and share my end-of-season garden with you. The fall has never been my garden's best look, and I thought why not show the good and the bad. It's the month of August where I usually give up on weeding and giving general craps about yard work, and it shows. There's always too many end-of-summer obligations and fun party times - weeding and garden maintenance is the first thing to get left in the dust... READ MORE
in gardening, Uncategorized

My (Very Tardy) May Garden

Geez! What is wrong with me! All this summertime business is interrupting my work flow. I took these photos on May 31st, I swear. I love this time of year in the garden because things change so rapidly and quickly and it is so fun to watch and be a part of. If only the weeds didn’t want to grow as fast as all my perennials. READ MORE
in gardening, Month-to-Month, Uncategorized
Budz! Big news on the blog today! Did you happen to see the December issue of Better Homes & Garden’s, cause if not, you should! Last year BHG asked us Allen’s to share with the world how we celebrate Christmas at our new-to-us cabin. I was a bit skeptical because I’ve participated in a magazine shoot of our home before, and I would have to say the end result wasn’t a true representation of us. Howevs, this was Better Homes & Garden’s the magazine I flipped through as a kid, and have subscribed to as an adult. This is the big enchilada, so yes, of course. Come to our cabin! READ MORE
in The Cabin

My May Garden

Friendthrens. I tell ya, the only downside to having a cabin is not being able to give respect due to the gardens. They are thriving this year, but they are in desp need of some cleaning up. I have to actually schedule time in my calendar to hang out with them. I wouldn't change a thing, but I do miss toiling over them, and I hope I still get a chance to this summer... READ MORE
in gardening, Month-to-Month

Gardening in the North Woods

Hi Guys! The snow still has not melted (because it’s a total jerk), but typically this would time of year would be the beginning of the gardening season. Not only am I excited to get into my garden at home in Minneapolis, but this will mark the first season of gardening in the North Woods of West Wisco... READ MORE
in gardening, Outdoor, The Cabin