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Picking Paint

Picking Paint

If you have ever gone through a renovation you may know how it feels when it’s finally reached the point where a room has come together enough for paint to be applied. It’s certainly exciting and perhaps a little anxiety filled. Enter our new guest room. I [Read More]

A little reno here…A little reno there…

A little reno here…A little reno there…

There are days during a renovation where you ask yourself… Is this EVER going to end??? This is a shot of what is now our Master Bedroom, before we moved in with the prior tenants furniture still in it. There comes a point where you just can’t have one more fuse [Read More]

Let the harvest BEGIN!

Let the harvest BEGIN!

There are always a few vegetables that race to the finish line and get me all excited that it’s time to start reaping the rewards from all of the work done earlier in the year. This cucumber was the winner this year! I was inspecting the vines and came upon a fully [Read More]

Tumbling our Compost

Tumbling our Compost

We’ve set up the tumbling composter that my brother gave us. He’d gotten TWO for free via Freecycle. (Love that site!) I’ve got the counter top compost bin set up (and labeled to remind all NO MEAT!) in the kitchen and we’ve already emptied it a few [Read More]

Repotting Your Houseplants

Repotting Your Houseplants

Today was one of those over hot and humid summer days where you can smell the rain coming for hours and you can’t wait for it to arrive, giving a short break in the heat. I’d needed to pick up some things at a local hardware/home store and found they were having [Read More]

July Gardens Are in Bloom!

July Gardens Are in Bloom!

Some of you have been asking for more photos of what’s growing at The MacKay Way! Here are a few photos of what’s blooming in July! The richness in color of this Hydrangea amazes me! It’s all the same plant but due to the pH of the soil, it’s [Read More]

The Cucumbers and Beans have taken off!

The Cucumbers and Beans have taken off!

Last weekend before heading to the beach for a week, I put the string ladders up the bamboo tripods that are over the cucumbers, beans and peas. Just in time I think as we returned to find the cucumbers and beans had taken off!! Share this:Share [Read More]

Our Newest Resident

Our Newest Resident

My feller found late last week after watching the birds feed at the feeders outside of the kitchen that we have a new budding resident here at The MacKay Way. He saw the pair flying in and out building the nest earlier and now the papa was always hanging around outside [Read More]

Garden

Garden

Hold tight and check back soon! You’ve reached the home page of The MacKay Way. What will we have here? Specifically but not exclusively: Millinery, Fashion & Style Home Decor Fresh Recipes for Food and Drink Sewing – a creative outlet Entertaining Ideas [Read More]

Planting

Planting

It’s that time of year again! Time to get those seed into pots, seed starting kits and directly into the ground! I’m excited to have an expanded gardening space now! Around The MacKay Way we’ve got everything from cucumbers, squash and okra, to tomatoes, [Read More]

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Picking Paint

Picking Paint

If you have ever gone through a renovation you may know how it feels when it’s finally reached the point where a [Read More]

A little reno here…A little reno there…

A little reno here…A little reno there…

There are days during a renovation where you ask yourself… Is this EVER going to end??? This is a shot of what is now [Read More]

Let the harvest BEGIN!

Let the harvest BEGIN!

There are always a few vegetables that race to the finish line and get me all excited that it’s time to start [Read More]

Tumbling our Compost

Tumbling our Compost

We’ve set up the tumbling composter that my brother gave us. He’d gotten TWO for free via Freecycle. (Love [Read More]

Repotting Your Houseplants

Repotting Your Houseplants

Today was one of those over hot and humid summer days where you can smell the rain coming for hours and you can’t [Read More]

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At last! Something clear I can unnrdstaed. Thanks! Read the post

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It was abandoned. Right after it was laid it rained for nearly 3 weeks straight and the branch was so water laden that Read the post

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did it hatch? or was it abandoned? i actually check here often to see an update ... finally had to ask! just curious i Read the post

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MW - very good work and, interesting read. Read the post

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