Monthly Archives: March 2013

Building a Deer Fence: Phase II, and About the “Back Nine”

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Phase II is definitely a two person job: one person to stand on a ladder and pound in the stakes with a sledgehammer, while the person on the ground holds the stake steady. Place the stakes 8’ apart.

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For Phase I (Layout and Supplies) Click Here

The Spy was a crucial part of this phase as he entertained his little sister with grass sledding and horsie rides!

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We’ve only connected the deer fencing material to one of the stakes so far.

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Looking in

Phase III will include: attaching the deer fencing material to the rest of the stakes and building a gate. Here are a couple unrelated photos of the kale (Russian Red/Ragged Jack):

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In other Spy Garden developments, the garden is now 100% edged out (and it only took all winter)! The “Back Nine” edging is completed:

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The “Back Nine”

Why do we call this area the “Back Nine” you ask?

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The “Back Nine” looking up toward the “top” of the garden

Because Spy Garden sometimes feels about as large as an 18 hole golf course so by the time you make your way down to that corner! It is the northwest corner of the garden at the lowest sloped point and feels like the “back” of the garden.

The "Back Nine"

The “Back Nine”

AND because now that the plots have curves, they sort of resemble holes on a golf course. Except made of dirt instead of grass. Maybe that’s a stretch.

Lots of rain!

Lots of rain: but this will drain

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The Spy

Baby Yoga Friends

Yoga with Carrie Lang, our favorite yoga teacher, and her son!

Begin in Mountain Pose. Tuck your chin to your chest, palms together:

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Are you ready?

Are you ready?

A good yoga teacher helps you with your alignment!

A good yoga teacher helps you with your alignment!

Downward Dog

Downward Dog

Cobra Pose

Cobra Pose

Stretch your arms up but keep your shoulders relaxed

Stretch your arms up but keep your shoulders relaxed

Taking a break

Taking a break

Working up to tree pose

Working up to tree pose

Even if you can’t balance on one leg (full tree pose) you can still get the benefits of practicing balance by transferring weight to and from each leg. If you are having trouble balancing, try stepping off the mat and onto a bare floor.

Tiptoes!

Tiptoes!

Tiptoes Tip: Try closing your eyes to make standing on your tiptoes more of a challenging balance pose!

Working on their Downward Dog form together:

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Yoga with babies/toddlers moves a bit faster than yoga with adults!

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Namaste!