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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Life & Times of Louis & Amber - Landscaping

This past week we planted our first trees on the property.  One of our neighbors knew a guy who was digging these out of his yard and planned to throw them away.  So our neighbor got them for us and asked if we wanted them.  It's nice to have people looking out for us like this.  We've gotten a wonderful reception from the people living around us.

The trees are called something weird in Afrikaans - kind of sounding like a combination between a cough and clearing your throat.  This sound is translated "White Stinkwood Tree".  So that's pretty great.  We're told they grow to be very nice shade trees.  And they apparently aren't that stinky.

On a related note, our only other tree on the property is this sickly, scrawny cottonwood tree, but we couldn't get rid of it for sentimental reasons.  It only has two branches and the other day one of the branches fell off.  Inside this branch is a massive beehive.  And when I took a peek, one of the bees stung me on the forehead.  Seems like we are preordained to have bee issues.

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