Today turned out to be such a hot and sunny day, I took advantage of it to do a bit of work in the spruce grove. Specifically around the dead trees near where we intend to plant the mulberry tree that will be shipped later in the spring. I normally post the before pictures at … Continue reading Clean up: spruce grove, clearing to the dead trees
My older daughter just finished a whole bunch of quick commissions, and after sitting at the computer for so many hours, she really needed to get out and walk! So we headed out together, and wandered around beyond the outer yard, cutting through the old hay yard. I just had to share this photo of … Continue reading Situational blindness?
I made a mistake, when writing about these trees, yesterday. In this photo, the red lines mark the dead spruces. Counting the one by the garage, that makes a dozen trees on this side of the spruce grove, to take down. I missed one. It can't actually be seen in this photo, because it's behind … Continue reading Tree Star
It's a hot day today, but it's going to get even hotter throughout the week, hitting above 30C/86F in a few days. Plus, I'll be doing a lot of driving throughout the week. I figured if my brother could be out baling hay in this heat today, I can prune some deadwood! There were two … Continue reading Clean up: deadwood
The down side of using what clear weather we've had to keep on top of the mowing is, lots of other things aren't getting done. Today, we tackled one of those jobs (though I could easily have spent a couple of hours mowing). We worked on pruning the dead wood out of the crab apple … Continue reading Crab apple pruning
We've got ourselves a lovely - and windy! - day today. It made doing the morning rounds quite pleasant. The routine started, of course, with babies. 🙂 One of the down sides of not being able to do stairs very well is, even with my daughter at the top of the stairs to help keep … Continue reading Morning rounds
This morning, while doing my rounds, I was able to go further into the spruce grove, after checking the trail cam. Near the trail cam, I found a small poplar that was broken, and a few more broken branches. I also found that the asparagus have been completely denuded of their berries! Which reminds me; … Continue reading More storm damage
I managed a bit of work in the yard, during a break in the high winds we've been having for the past while. There were so many tiny branches and twigs fallen from the Chinese elm in front of the house, I needed to use a rake to pick them up. I also found this. … Continue reading Which one is next?
Between the high winds and rain we've been having recently, it's been a while since my rounds have included all the perimeter of the spruce grove. The predicted storms have, once again, passed us by - this time to the south - but we have been getting rain almost constantly for the last while. Which … Continue reading Two more down
It's been a while, but today I was able to continue working on the perimeter of the spruce grove. I started off at the little maple I had stopped at, last time, and made it to the fence line. 😀 The last time I went through the area, looking ahead to what needed to be … Continue reading Clean up: Spruce grove perimeter, reaching the fence!