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
It was a lovely day today, with the temperature at a glorious 3C/37F. With things still on track for our garden plans, I figured this was a good day to start some clean up and gather the materials that will be used to build trellises, etc. This meant giving our new baby chainsaw (otherwise known … Continue reading Clean up: Baby chainsaw’s first workout
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
A while back, I used a satellite image to plan where we could plant our garden this year. Getting a gasp of dimensions was difficult on this, though, but at least it could be used as a guide. Things need to be pretty flexible at this point, anyhow. With the snow clearing away, we have … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: plotting
It's past 10am as I start this post, and we are still surrounded by fog! The camera automatically cleans up images, so this photo does not reflect just how dense the fog was when I took it! Not only does fog normally disappear quite a bit earlier than this, but it's also pretty breezy out … Continue reading Foggy morning, and more looking ahead
It was a little bit cooler today, so I decided to do a bit of clean up around the spruce grove perimeter. Eventually, we want to clean out the junk pile, but it's got kittens in it, so I am just working my way towards it. Here is where I started working. All those thistles … Continue reading Clean up: working towards the junk pile, and… really??
One of the clean up goals that got shifted back a year, due to my husband's hospitalization and other issues last year, was to clear the spruce grove. Not all of it; parts of it will be left overgrown to shelter critters. I do want to get most of it cleared. This will be a … Continue reading Clean Up: spruce grove perimeter, by the Saskatoons
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