The Husband

Christina Dodd Drags the Christmas Tree…Uphill

on November 11, 2021

The Husband and I live on 5½ acres in the woods and every year, we scour our property for precisely the right Christmas tree. Tall, perfectly shaped… Well *tall* anyway. This year we found our tree below the road. When I say *below,* I mean the slope is slide-down-on-your-butt vertical. The Husband and I, dressed… Read More


Christina Dodd Says, It’s Christmas! Duck!

on November 3, 2021

When we moved into our new house, to celebrate, we got this Christmas tree. It was too tall for our great room … and the ceiling’s 16′ 8″. Listen, don’t laugh, our friends Donna and Monty gave it to us, so it was free and we didn’t have to chop it down. The Husband cut… Read More


The Husband Builds a Greenhouse, or How to Grow a $730 Tomato

on April 27, 2021

Our new greenhouse is built and operational! I know what you’re thinking: Wow, The Husband got busy early this year! Yes, well, he knows how dedicated I am to my garden and he likes me to be happy. Also, I’m a nag. The truth is, we’ve been discussing a greenhouse for years. Our main goal in… Read More


The Husband’s Stone Walkway

on September 23, 2020

This summer I’m pleased to announce The Husband did not construct a miniature Taj Mahal in our backyard. What he did (and is still doing) was rebuild the walk between the house and the stone circle to be forever free of weeds. (I can hear you chuckling, but that is our hope!) It’s an amazing… Read More