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House on Bull Run 100th anniversary September 2007
Owner is collecting leaves for composting, information for brochure, for celebration next year
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By Barbara Armitage
Since moving to Columbia two years ago I have been able to follow my dream of spending countless hours puttering in my gardens.
Living in a 99 year old house with five acres is an endless adventure for a do-it-yourselfer. With the help of my husband Wayne and a new John Deere tractor, affectionately called John Juan, we have hauled tons of rocks, mulch, dirt and plants from as far away as Florida.
Flowers, vegetables, and trees are beginning to grow in carefully prepared gardens and new beds are being added, all of them in need of organic materials to replenish the soil.
So far I have depended on friends for leaves, manures, and other organic materials to enrich the soil however lately my need has out grown my sources.
Rather than putting fall leaves out for the trash I'd like to give people another choice they can call me and I will schedule a free pick up for their bagged leaves.
Ive always enjoyed growing things especially vegetables and as always the harvest from my garden is free to anyone who would like to share some of it. Some of the other items needed to help my little farm grow are old windows to be used to build a green house, cement blocks to help create raised beds and old bricks for walk ways.
I have include a photo of what the house looks like today a far cry from what it looked like when Grandma and Grandpa Collins built it almost 100 years ago. I would like any information that readers could share about the Collins family or the house. My phone number is 270.285.6076.
We are planning a 100th Birthday celebration for the house next September and I would like to create a brochure of the houses history.
This story was posted on 2006-10-27 07:08:53
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