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While Some Celebrate Our Nation’s Birthday, We Work!! - Wednesday, July 4th 2007 10:00 PM
Happy July, 4th!We continued work on some ongoing projects today.  Inside, Rich started tiling the first floor bathroom......while, outside, Brett prepped and sanded the...
I’m in a Pickle! - Tuesday, July 3rd 2007 9:15 PM
It’s amazing what a $2.00 pack of seed can produce.  With some water, TLC, and patience, you get a lot of produce that’s put away to enjoy for months to come. ...
Encumbered by Cucumbers! - Monday, July 2nd 2007 9:00 PM
The garden was full of honey bees today and working hard to pollinate.  Cucumbers are various stages of development and will certainly be producing for weeks to come. ...
Pre July 4th Week Work Begins in the First Floor Bathroom - Sunday, July 1st 2007 7:30 PM
There was a lot of prep work taking place around here this weekend.  For the walls of the first floor bathroom we decided to take 12 by 12 marble tiles......and cut them in...
A Day in the Garden - Monday, June 25th 2007 9:00 PM
The strawberry patch has finished for the season and got sheared today.  According to Burpee, this forces the energy back down to the roots instead of into the foliage and...
The Best Fertilizer is the Gardener's Shadow - Sunday, June 24th 2007 9:00 AM
Broccoli, sugar snow peas, and zucchini are the special of the day as they are ripe for the picking.  The snow peas are as sweet as candy--the sugar content is amazing....
We Be Jammin! - Sunday, June 17th 2007 11:00 AM
Literally...  Making jam and getting things done.  The strawberry patch has been giving us a lot of fruit to work with--like the old woman who lived in a shoe, she had...
Inch by Inch, Row by Row, We're Gonna Make This Garden Grow! - Wednesday, June 13th 2007 5:00 PM
After only a month, the garden is growing surprisingly fast.  The warmer than normal weather and cool nights have no doubt helped to speed things along.  Check out the...
If it Doesn’t Fit, You Must Acquit! - Thursday, June 7th 2007 8:00 PM
Actually, fit they do.  These gloves, Nitrile Touch Atlas Gloves, are the best purchase this gardening season--they fit like a second skin and you can actually feel what...
They're Berry Delicious! - Wednesday, June 6th 2007 4:30 PM
We're still picking quite a few berries, making jam, and eating them fresh.  The three varieties, Sure Crop, Earliglow, and Festival are from Burpee and have performed far...
First Floor Bathroom Painted--Tiling Begins Soon! - Monday, June 4th 2007 7:00 PM
We are gearing up to start tiling in the first floor bathroom and after priming, we have painted the ceiling, window, and walls.  The color we chose for this room, Belgian...
Strawberry Fields (and Salad Greens) Forever! - Saturday, June 2nd 2007 7:00 PM
The earlier than usual warmer temperatures has the garden quickly growing before our eyes and it is already rewarding us with an abundance!The fava beans have blooms...
Prime Time for First Floor Bath - Tuesday, May 29th 2007 6:30 PM
After some plaster plaster touch-up and more sanding......the first floor bathroom got primed.  Only the ceiling and wall space to be painted was primed as the remainder...
Projects Outside Section Updated - Monday, May 28th 2007 7:30 AM
Check out the update of the garden on the Projects Outside section of Project Kraemer Lane (thanks, Lynn!)  It's an amazing transformation of the back area which was a...
Now It's Time to Eat! - Sunday, May 27th 2007 9:15 PM
We’ve been enjoying lettuces from the garden for a few weeks now.  Today, we cut the first of the broccoli rabe.  We ate it sautéed in olive oil and garlic and it...
Bye, Bye Bambi! - Sunday, May 27th 2007 5:00 PM
Although we have the deer proof fencing for the garden, they are still eating the climbing roses and sampling a bite or two of hosta.  The April, 2007 issue of This Old...
Plan Your Garden...Garden Your Plan. - Saturday, May 26th 2007 9:15 PM
Legend:1.  sugar snap peas, snow peas, fava beans (16’ bed)2.  broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprout, cabbage (16’ bed)3.  tomato (16’ bed)  4. ...
With an Eviction, a New Chapter Begins... - Saturday, May 26th 2007 7:30 PM
What started out as a simple task of evicting a few birds that had begun to nest in the soffit areas damaged and weakened by years of water damage from leaking gutters and down...
Porch Sanding and Repairs Outside Begins - Friday, May 25th 2007 5:00 PM
As we started working on the outside of the house for the season, the first project was the front porch.  The paint was peeling and water damage had begun so we had the...
Oh, How the Garden Grows! - Tuesday, May 22nd 2007 6:00 PM
Here’s a look at the garden in mid-May.  As you can see from this second floor vantage, the perennial bed is emerging for a season of bloom.We are just days from picking...
It Has Been Awhile... - Friday, May 18th 2007 9:00 PM
It's Spring at Kraemer House and ProjectKraemerLane.netSorry it’s been awhile--2 months!  Time flies when you're busy!  Work has been hectic and weekend project time...
Lights, Camera... - Sunday, March 18th 2007 6:00 PM
The living room of Kraemer House has ceiling lighting for the first time in 137 years!  All of the lighting is on dimmers and new electrical outlets have been installed as...
God, Grant Me... - Monday, March 12th 2007 8:00 PM
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot sand to perfection; the courage to sand the things I can; and the wisdom to know the right sandpaper to use. I have...
Philadelphia Flower Show--Check it Out! - Wednesday, March 7th 2007 10:00 PM
If you can, check out the Philadelphia Flower Show.  Our friend, and web executrix, Lynn, is in for a visit from Chicago and we had the pleasure of attending the show...
Lots of Work on First Floor Bathroom Accomplished - Sunday, March 4th 2007 9:00 PM
This weekend, Rich worked overtime getting the first floor bathroom one step closer to completion.  Applying thin set mortar to mortarboard and putting it into...