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The Perfect Cover Crop for Unsightly Chain Link Fence

When we started building Mezzacello, we first needed to secure Mezzacello. The perimeter is 360 linear feet. The front elevation that fronts North 20th Street came pre-fenced with a wrought iron fence circa sometime in the 20th Century and still highly functional. The west elevation had a 36″ high and 70′ long chain link fence …

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A Tale of North and South Korea: or East Mezzacello & West Mezzacello

Pretty and Plentiful Sophistication and Science Order and Chaos This is the heart of Mezzacello. When Rick and I were first looking for a house in Olde Towne East we had a list of five simple criteria: The house had to be Federal or Italianate The house had to be affordable The location needed to …

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The STEM-Based Origins of Mezzacello: My Own Private SOIL Lab

Six years ago Rick and I had just purchased this 151 year old house and two vacant plots of land adjacent to the south. I knew I wanted a garden, Rick wanted a garden. I’ve posted about some of those compromises previously. But things changed five years ago when I started my job at PAST …

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