While I was working outside with the loppers and lawn mower, in the area we intend to seed with wildflowers, the winds were pretty high. By the time I was done, I was dealing with double ear aches from it. It has since only picked up. I've just come back from a walkabout, picking … Continue reading Why thank you, wind.
After giving my hips a chance to recover, it was time for more manual labour today! Today, I decided to do a bit more cleanup around the junk pile, so I could access some dead trees that need to be taken down. Here is how it looked before I started. We have our ongoing battle … Continue reading I was hoping to avoid that
Today is our only "cool" day before things start heating up again. Our high of the day was merely 25C/77F. We're going to have another few days hovering at or above 30C/86F, so I wanted to get some clean up done while it was still relatively pleasant out. I decided to clear things out to … Continue reading Clean up: spruce grove junk pile
Today, we continued work cleaning up along the west side of the spruce grove, between the garlic beds and the old outhouse. We haven't really done anything there since last year. Here is how it looked before I started. I could see some poplars in here that would make good upright support posts for the … Continue reading Clean up: spruce grove, west side
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??