New things are blooming up front

A tall, scraggly bush has coaxed some cuss words out of my dear wife Karen and I since we moved into A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville last October. We never thought it would amount to much. But instead of digging it out or cutting it down, we trimmed, pruned and hoped.…

What to do with that bothersome water pipe?

There is a common bond in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville. We all deal with a stubby water pipe somewhere in our front yard. My dear wife Karen and I have been letting the rusty little thing just sit there between our walkway and the road. Inside, I seethe a little bit. And notice that…

Veggies and herbs, gotta hand it to them

My favorite garden in the blocks surrounding A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville is smack dab next door. My nexties know exactly what they want from their side patch of vegetables, herbs and more. They surely make the most of their corner lot. Bravo.

Rocking the garden

A walk around our Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville in August allows me to chart some interesting aspects that surround A Bitty Better. Ideas to bring home, perhaps? Ahh … This is one interesting way to get the most out of small rocks and patches of flowers in a front yard.

Don’t sit, Ellie B

Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle and I were circling the blocks around A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville recently when we came upon one man’s garbage. Of course, my cherished rescue mutt quickly wanted to turn it into her treasure. No way. Keep going.

Now, a drop in the pool water level

My dear wife Karen worked so hard to get the in-ground pool ready for swimming here at A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville. We were so happy when the kids came over for the first barbecue and pool party. And then they dropped over with some pool toys, and my terrific daughter…

The driveway before

One of the blemishes at A Bitty Better since we’ve moved into the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville in October 2016 is our driveway. It’s had a hard life, I can tell. Picks are aplenty. Cracks abound. I’ve decided to do something about it. To be continued.