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  1. check out the Gupta recovery program for CFS and Fibro. It hasn't given me a full recovery, but it has certainly helped me.

    wishing you the best! you have accomplished a lot just by sharing your story :-)

  2. I loved reading about your boot collection from an earlier blog. Yesterday, in the mud room, I was peering at a pair of my boots sitting on the shelf. It has been sometime since I have worn them, and I laughed at myself, remembering that when I bought them, I had also bought two other pairs, all to deal with the snow and ice around the barn and anywhere I might happen to be doing horsey activities in the winters of south, central Oregon (east side of the Cascades).

    But I arrived at your blog looking for photos of fencing made out of brush (wattle fencing). Do you have any photos of your brush fence? I also do not like the standard wire fencing and am looking for alternatives for the garden.

    I find your artwork inspiring...including the titles. Your sculpture style reminds me of my daughter's and her father's with hints of other-worldliness endowed.

    ...and your life history is intriguing... how we all get to where we are is such a mix,....and your pathway is so fraught with constraint..... you seemed to have burst out like toothpaste popping out of the tube under the pressure of a thumb!

    Thanks for your life-inspiration. Lali. Marla in Klamath Falls


  3. Hi Marla, welcome, and thanks for reading and looking!

    I should probably do an update post on my so-called wattle fence. Real wattle fences are made out of willow, which is quite flexible. For mine I just used sticks from a variety of trees, since there are no willows on our property. I threaded the sticks through the existing wire fence, and for a while it looked pretty good, albeit extremely rustic. After a couple of winters, though, the sticks dried out and became brittle, and started to fall off, so that now the fence looks really bedraggled. I need to pull the remaining sticks out, and look for another solution. I would love to hear what you come up with!

  4. Merry Christmas, and thanks for your reply.... Yes, on the wattles... I have been exploring websites. Planting willows has been on my to-do list for several years....I had various willow structures in mind, live fencing being one of them... but the willows come way after the berries and other projects, and have yet to be planted. I have also been considering bamboo, and have experimented with growing black bamboo.. not too vigorous here. However, on the west side of the Cascades, there is a fellow who lists 10,000 timber bamboo poles...and I am playing around with idea of combining them with piles of our brush.. Chinese Elm & Box Elder branches that get shed every year. I will keep you posted on what I come with! Marla

  5. Merry Christmas to you too. Years ago, in a different house, I tried to disguise a chain-link fence with bamboo that grew on our property (don't know what kind it was, but it was tall). The problem was, I started with green bamboo, which looked great but then shrank, leaving big gaps. But maybe timber-quality bamboo comes already dry? Good luck!