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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

{Our Vinyl Picket Fence Extended}

When we did have heavy rains on Christmas Day, husband Pieter had a very close look at our extended Picket Fence from the previous year's Water Control job: {Our New Retainer Wall & Vinyl Picket Fence} ←click it.
He than decided it needed still TWO more extensions...
This is on December 30, 2014 after I'd ordered two more at the nearest Lowe's Home Improvement store and Pieter picked them up, together with some posts. He already had bought the concrete blocks and cement for the foundation.
As you can see, two of our cat-boys are helping him! 
Perfect day for completing this project, even a bit sunny.
You can see our huge oak tree being trimmed up quite a lot.
That will give the Japanese magnolia to the left more light and space for growing.
Of course, our neighbors agreed with this extension!
The foundation is done, concrete blocks laid and now connecting the panels to the posts...
Our Spicy girl is acting as supervisor...
She planted herself on a strategic point where she can overlook the entire back yard.
Our white pansies are blooming so happily in the Fiberglass Window Boxes from Flower Framers of Cincinnati.
December 30, 2014 at 5:29 PM I made this photo after it got all done!
Our neighbors for sure will enjoy the view of this Vinyl Picket Fence as well.
Talking about neighbors, we have 10 neighbors surrounding our property. Here to the left you can see in fact three homes, that gives you an idea about the distances.


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    1. Dearest Theresa,
      And it sure blocks the water; we have had a wet week so we have been able to check it's function! Today was lovely though...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Dearest Mariette,
    I am sure that the fence has added an extra touch of elegance to the curb as well as the neighborhood. It looks lovely. Enjoy !

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    1. Dearest Munir,
      It looks lovely and I can't wait to see spring beautifying it even more with blossoms...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. Hi dear Marietta !!!Espero que tenga un buen comienzo de semana
    Cariños

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    1. Querida Angélica,
      Por desgracia, no es una hermosa semana porque mi Mamá se está muriendo...
      Cariños,
      Mariette

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  4. Dearest Mariette,
    it looks wonderful with the new fence and when this blocks water too, a really good thing!
    Well done, husband Pieter!
    Wishing you a wonderful new week,
    Love and hugs
    Claudia

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    1. Dearest Claudia,
      Thank you, it certainly does the job as we already could see and it looks prettier too.
      Happy with Pieter's big projects; he's the best.
      The week sadly is not wonderful as my Mom is on her death bed...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. I'm sure Peter is now satisfied that the job is complete. He did a good job. I hope no more water.

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    1. Dearest Kay,
      Sure Pieter is very satisfied with these last two segments and it already worked as we had heavy rains last week.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Great job! Nice to have a husband/handyman!

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    1. Dearet Ada,
      Yes, my husband/handyman is a keeper!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. Hello Mariette, You and Pieter have discovered the secret of white picket fences--the longer they are, the better they look! The new extensions are perfect; they give definition to your yard, and help to guide the eye. And that is a very professional job of installation.
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      When the huge oak tree was not yet trimmed up it was nearly impossible to do some digging there but now it became clear, we needed to install two more segments and the water no more runs across our lawn. Hope the grass will re-grow in the spring. The neighbors like it also from their side.
      Kindest regards,
      Mariette

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  8. Liebe Mariette,

    das ist wieder sehr hübsch.
    Alles Liebe
    Elisabeth

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    1. Liebe Elisabeth,
      Ja, danke es ist auch schön so eine Ansicht.
      Liebe Grüsse,
      Mariette

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  9. Goed om zo'n handige man te hebben die het allemaal zelf kan. Katten vinden het altijd leuk als je iets ongewoons gaat doen en zitten er dan met hun neus bovenop. grappig is dat. Sofietje doet precies hetzelfde.

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    1. Lieve Marianne,
      Ja, ze helpen op hun manier altijd mee en zijn ook erg nieuwsgierig ook. Het is hún gebied dus moeten ze alles weten en besnuffelen. Geinig toch!
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  10. Hübsch schaut der Zaun aus, liebe Mariette. Ich wußte gar nicht, daß Ihr dort auch unmittelbare Nachbarn habt. Es sah immer alles so freistehend und allein liegend aus.
    Ja, die Katzen "helfen" gerne mit. :-)

    Liebe Grüße
    Sara

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    1. Liebe Sara,
      Ja danke es ist hübsch!
      Wir haben 10 anliegende Nachbarn um uns her also nicht allein liegend und das wollte ich auch nicht. So ist es viel besser!
      Toll solche Katzenhelfer...
      Liebe Grüsse,
      Mariette

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  11. Great idea Mariette, Peter seems like a very good handyman!
    This new fence enhances greatly the house, most certainly a pleasure for your neighbours :)
    Wishing you a great afternoon with good weather :)
    Keep well, hugs from France!

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    1. Dearest Noushka,
      Pieter is an excellent handyman and he is so prompt with getting things done. Always kind of a mess but the end result counts.
      Yes, our neighbors are delighted with it as well.
      The weather was very dreary and dark, no rain but it went with the family sadness as my Mom is on her death bed...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    2. I am very sorry Mariette about your mom,
      Unfortunately we have no choice whatsoever in that matter... at least you enjoyed seeing her quite a few times although you live far away, I lost mine when I was 17 from an abrupt cancer, it has been very difficult for me for many many years.
      All heartedly with you, hugs from France :)

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    3. Dearest Noushka,
      Only about two more hours after your comment, Mom departed to heaven... she had reached her destiny, being home again and that was it.
      So sorry to learn that you lost your Mom at a time you needed her most. Life can be rough at times. She for sure has been looking down from heaven, feeling mighty proud of what has become of her precious daughter!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. Dear Mariette,your white fences are very beautiful and Pieter is so creative!
    Your kittens are so cute!!Have a wonderful week!Hugs!
    Dimi...

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    1. Dearest Dimi,
      Thank you and yes, being creative and able to handle it all with your own hands is such a blessing. Our kittens are very eager to help and they are so sweet!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  13. Fence extension beautifully done! It The fence looks very lovely and elegant. I'm sure your neighbors love it, too! And how nice your fur babies helped your husband Pieter. They always work hard for their parents, don't they :-)

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      Can't wait till spring makes the picture even better with young green coming up.
      Neighbors love it and so do we and our fur babies can step straight through the openings. Fun to watch them. They do help and work for their parents and it is a joy to have them around.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  14. Your fence looks beautiful Mariette! The two of you have been really busy in the garden. I hope your Magnolia will do well in spring. Having a bit of extra light always helps.

    So sorry to hear your mother is still not well. I hope the peace and quiet of her own home will do her good. Hurray to mobile phone's, Ipads and computers, to bring the people we love a little bit closer. I am happy you where able to see your mum and talk to her!

    Sending love and well wishes for your mother! Have a good week!

    Madelief x

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    1. Dearest Madelief,
      With this beautiful fence as a backdrop the Japanese magnolias would look so beautiful. They usually bloom around Mom's Birthday but we had now three springs in a row with frost so they turned brown. Mom might be able to help out this time when she looks down from heaven...
      We are praying that she will make it till tomorrow morning when she will be transported home by ambulance. Oh, we owe a lot of gratitude to Steve Jobs! That's what my youngest brother told me an hour ago. He and my 2nd brother are with Mom during the night and via Face Time I'm with them and Mom...
      Thanks for your love!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  15. Dear Mariette,
    your fence are so beautiful!, and Peter are so creative!
    Amazing post!
    Hugs and thanks for your visit and comments in Cem Manias:)

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    1. Dearest Manuela,
      Thank you and yes, I feel very blessed for having such a husband. Now it's only waiting for spring weather...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  16. Dearest Mariette,
    You must has heavy rain Christmas day! Husband piter has xtended piched fence from the previous.
    second time concrete blocks and clement for the foundation. Two of the cat has perfect sunny days..
    The japaness Magnulia a beautiful and your neighbors has agrees with you too.
    Now I has about our fence was next neighbors very soon need to extended!
    We did having a bad weather's this summer days!
    Too hot no raining too. maybe will has raining everyday?
    Hugs and love of both you!
    Michiko

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    1. Dearest Michiko,
      We certainly are looking forward to the time when the Japanese magnolia will bloom again and we hope and pray that no frost will brown them this year.
      Sending you hugs,
      Mariette

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  17. The new backdrop in your garden will add so much beauty to your beautiful flowers.And your supervisor must has been a good one! So lucky to have a creative husband, mine is too and I appreciate it so much!
    Looking forward to see the spring photos with your magnolias in this amazing area you live...
    Olympia

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    1. Dearest Olympia,
      Thank you for your kind comment and yes we are looking forward to the time that the Japanese magnolia will bloom! Usually it would be around my late Mom's Birthday, on the 12th of February.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  18. Dearest Mariette; How Gorgeously and Elegantly the fence extension was done♡♡♡ Great job done by your husband and so happy for your Japanese Magnolia. And your description about the Spicy girl made me smile and she sure must be checking how good her daddy works and also watching out :-)

    Dear friend, at least you can she how she is through modern gadget and your brothers are with your mother. Yes, being home must give her a little comfortable feeling!

    My thoughts for your mother and all of your family; Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Dearest Miyako,
      The fence is now a beautiful addition and especially during spring and summer time it will be lovely. Spicy girl is a serious supervisor indeed but she demands to get overpaid by more food... If we would let her eat she would become huge!
      Yes, the modern gadgets have added so much value to our lives at times of deepest sorrow. Only about 5 minutes after you wrote this comment, my Mom went to heaven. She just made it home but was already asleep...
      We feel blessed that she's at peace now.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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