Victorian Call Box Still Answering Bells 122 Years Later

Sometimes it’s comforting when things don’t change; solid things, built to last, patiently doing their duty while fleeting trends come and disappear. The call box in our Fargo home is like that. Queen Victoria was on the throne when the brand new house’s call box, primly known as an “annunciator,” was installed in 1895 with…
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How Did The Case Of The “Missing” Plants End?

Some stories have a certain irony that’s remembered by people. News reports of a policeman’s own car being stolen, for example. Or a garden columnist’s plants disappearing. If you recall, that’s what happened a little over a year ago, as a number of our potted trees, shrubs and perennials went missing. In a state of…
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Old House Move, One Year Later

It’s been a year this August since the old house was moved to make way for Fargo’s flood control projects. Moving a home that’s 122 years old is a large task. The physical act of loading a house onto a truck and hauling it down the road by house movers is no small matter. And…
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Interior Video Of Historic Fargo Home

Hi everyone. I’m going to sidetrack a bit from my usual gardening topics. I’d like to give you a video tour of the historic home from which I do my garden writing. It’s also where we do the gardening and growing that provides the experiences of which I write. Maybe you’ve heard. Unfortunately our home, which was…
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