Our Shop #6: New Growth Forest

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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 04-15-2007 10:47 PM 1688 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A couple weeks ago, when we were having our few days of spring, Rick and I sat outside and were listening to the pinecones pop. Rick brought a couple seeds in and I stuck them in some dirt.

What to our surprise but rather quickly we had these popping up!

New Growth

I’ll be transplanting them into better containers soon and then into the garden… Then, in, oh, say, 30 years, we can cut it down and build something with it!! :) Of course, Rick will be in his 90’s then and may not be able to swing the axe.. but we’ll figure something out :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#1 posted 04-15-2007 11:04 PM

That’s a beautiful picture, nice photography there and a nice camera. I always love seeing new plant life spring up, it is my favorite time of year for that reason. I had to laugh, that’s how I get when I really get into something, everything reminds me of that, I laughed because you thought of having wood to cut to make something with. When I first started cross-stitching I kept thinking of an X, lol. That sure would be great if you get to actually use the wood from that tree because you are still up to woodworking at 90. I don’t have a good camera myself but hope to at some point.


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#2 posted 04-15-2007 11:08 PM

it’s not the tools that you use, but what you do with what you have… and that pertains to anything I think.

re: the “X” isn’t it interesting how something starts standing out and you see it everywhere?? Life is pretty cool.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#3 posted 04-16-2007 12:01 AM

Neat photo Debbie,
We have a little longer wait than you, to see things sprouting.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#4 posted 04-16-2007 12:25 AM

Just get a long extension cord and use your scroll saw on the old tree.

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#5 posted 04-16-2007 12:43 AM

I was surprised at finding the seedlings so quickly.

Dennis—that’s a great idea!! My mom had “trimmed” the tree so she could run the lawn mower under it easily. So now we have a 15 foot high tree with branches starting at 5 feet off the ground! I could make use of that 5 foot bare section

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#6 posted 04-16-2007 01:00 AM

Hi Debbie;
—-this is a great story picture of life….just cannot keep it down or in the ground, life springs forth because that is the character of life!

Back here it’s snowing and ‘they say’ this may go on through Tuesday mixed with sleet and rain….oh well, you just got to love it….


-- --frank, NH,

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#7 posted 04-16-2007 02:39 AM

Nothing like God’s creations coming to life in the spring.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#8 posted 04-16-2007 12:34 PM

we have the blustery weather here as well but we are missing the main storm.. phew.
They say that by Friday we will be starting to see spring again..

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#9 posted 04-17-2007 02:19 AM

That storm you’re missing has made lots of new lakes where roads and houses were in these parts… the state highway (not even a stones throw from my backdoor) is closed due to a landslide. When I heard this on the radio this morning I could only picture my back 40 (a very very steep hill) covering half the road below (and me out a wall and backyard).

Fortunately there was no damage to my neighborhood, but I can’t drive down to see the damage, but perhaps not seeing it on the news must be a good thing.

The rivers are really high, definately making up for the lack of snow this winter, but I couldn’t bear to loose that wall again…

Great photo there… sure have a good close up lens!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#10 posted 04-17-2007 11:29 AM

too close for comfort, Scott.

thanks re: photo

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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