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Anniversary among the weeds

Can’t believe it’s been five years since Mr. Hilltop and I got hitched. We’re not spring chickens, so it’s funny to think of ourselves as more “newlywed” than “old marrieds.” To celebrate, we went on a forage walk … because … Continue reading

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After the Storms

We’ve calmed a bit here at Hilltop. The shock and frustration have worn off, and I’ve been telling myself that the mowing incident was simply a mistake. Probably, a mower was just gleefully gobbling up the green and didn’t realize where s/he was. Doesn’t matter … Continue reading

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Sh*t berries — we’re comin’ for you!

They look pretty, don’t they? Especially this time of year when everything else is crunchy and brown. But don’t be fooled! It’s not Christmas holly. At Hilltop House, we call them “sh*t berries,” because when you see them taking over, you … Continue reading

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The first planting

It’s been warm for November … more time for digging in the dirt!  Got the plants from High Country Gardens, so why wait til spring? First up — find spots without native buffalo grass. (That grass is a definite keeper, … Continue reading

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Who’s been digging in my square?

This weekend, we awoke to artfully placed mounds dotting The Square (future home of the Hilltop Prairie). Seems like others may have heard of our plans and decided to get in on the real estate before the boom. (Click on photo for a … Continue reading

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