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23: mirror

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23: mirror

My grandma had this collection of rocks that she kept by the back door.  She weeded it so she could see all her favorite rocks.  But after she died, and grandpa got sick, it went untended for a long time.

I decided to bring the rock garden back.  Above shows my progress in reverse.  I laid black plastic bags over the area to kill the grass and weeds, then dug them up and seperated the rocks.  The original rock garden was all contained within the inner boarder of bricks, but I dug out further and created a second boarder.  There’s black material under the rocks to discourage weed, and then mulch to make it look more natural.  In the little raised bed made by the bricks, I planted some ground cover.

I’m really happy with it.  This garden I did completely by myself (well, mom helped me pick out some bricks from the pile that grandpa kept in the back yard).

drawinggoblins:

come out, all you goblins

Do you plan to turn on submissions?

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22: upside-down

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22: upside-down

Pretty happy with my garden.  I had very little idea of what I was doing when I started, after all.  It’s really mine and mom’s garden, but I’ve put a lot of work into it!

Just finished weeding it and adding mulch, so it looks prettier than ever right now.  I still want to edge it, and there’s more weeds to get rid of, but all the herbs and veggies are pretty much free from weeds now.

The chickens stay in a pen under the apple tree during the day for now.  They’re still little, so it’s enough room until I build a fence for them around their coop.  Poor Sweetie the Chihuahua wants to get a closer look at the chickens, but her lead only lets her get to the opposite end of the garden.

The little greenhouse thing is full of tomatoes.  We have deer that try to eat all the tomatoes, so we have to close them up at night.  The other plants in the garden are supposed to be deer resistant.  Mostly strong smelling herbs and veggies (mint, curry, basil, fennel) and veggies they apparently just don’t like much (cabbage, kale).  The flowers may not be deer resistant, but the deer haven’t tried to eat them so far.  The theory is that all the strong smelling plants nearby keep them away.

But if the deer get hungry enough, all bets are off.  Just gotta cross our fingers and hope that our garden survives.

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21: 9 o’clock

Pacey is still in bed and there are quail in the garden.

(ever since I started reading blindsprings, quail kind of creep me out)

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20: eye

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20: eye

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19: animal/insect/pet
Pacey and his pet human

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19: animal/insect/pet

Pacey and his pet human

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18: plate

photoadayjuly

18: plate

hey so with regards to your annotation pages, do you think you could add links to the same text on a separate text-only page? or something similar? if that's not possible, maybe could you put a tl;dr or a summary below the page for any vital, plot crucial information? i personally have a lot of trouble focusing on reading walls of text without frequent paragraph breaks. and i'm sure other people with reading disabilities would also appreciate similar accessibility to your VERY wonderful comic!

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blindsprings:

I can definitely put a spoiler cut of the text below the comic, that’s totally acceptable!  I’m sort of against a tl;dr mostly because it sort of leads the reader whereas I’m looking to get people talking and questioning things— at least, in the annotations.

Some things will be sort of hard to do, like the first annotation, as half of the information is obscured, but I’ll figure something out! Maybe blank out the extra words or something.

Thanks for a good idea! 

Just use “…” where there are missing words. For example:

"…or her exact readings of…
"…f. Beuchamps has been…"

(PS: very much support having the text available for folks with disabilities that affect their reading)