Settling into our new home


  1. Congrats on the new house. I hear ya about the yard. My wife Marilyn, before she died, was a hard-core gardener and had the same thing to say about the soil. Good luck!

  2. Amy, congrats on the move! It sounds like your family is settling into the new digs quite nicely. Additionally, since you stole it from Amber, I may have to steal the ‘P’-themed birthday party idea from you. And I’ll probably be using it for my birthday party next year!

    (Also…the thought of you making clay your bitch is one that makes me giggle…)

  3. Congratulations on the move Amy! Glad to hear you are settling in.

    With regards to the clay, when I was a kid, I remember finding clay somewhere in the ground was like finding gold! Hope the kids enjoy playing with it, even if it isn’t ideal for landscaping purposes.

  4. i can’t believe how big your kids are!!!

  5. I’m glad you’re moved in and happy. :)

  6. The soil at my house is clay with lots of rocks, too. Luckily most of the garden has been tended to over the years so it’s not that bad, but the new non-raised bed we put in continues to be a challenge. Fun, fun!

    Anyways, I’m glad you’re settling in, and that the new place is a good fit for you. I can’t wait to see you make it truly yours!

  7. I named my blog Condo Blues because I thought digging & planting my front flowerbeds would take a weekend. It took me an entire week to dig through the clay in the flower beds! I was singing the blues all week.

  8. It sounds like a really good move for you all :)

    Clay is actually quite fertile soil, the problem is all the good stuff is locked up in it. If you can break it down with lots of compost you will find it will become easier to work with. You can put stuff on it to help the process – our garden shops here stock a “clay breaker” product to do it, but we’ve found throwing as much compost at it as we can works well. And our compost we’ve made in our bins isn’t exactly perfect either – just the grass clippings, vege waste and cardboard but it does seem to help.

  9. Sounds like a lovely new place to put down roots and grow memories. Good luck with the gardening and all the other moving-in chaos!

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