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About eagergridlessbeaver

..I like to tell a story to people..but be quiet about it!..not to mention I am a man a few words..any questions?

Garden Planted

Well the small garden is planted and covered with mulch..too much of it but we decided to leave it for this year. By our estimations the garden soil may not be up for real growth this year ( but we could be wrong ) rather than overdo it we just want to get some things going. 3 zucchini, a bunch of musk melon, onions, beans, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers and more…

We also need to make something to get over top of the beds without having to lean onto the bed and compact things..when we make some more of these this summer we are not going to go nearly as wide..I forgot how hard to tend things are when it is this wide.

ALso, the picture of the growing cherry trees from seed..hopefully in the fall we we have a number of whips to transplant to other locations when they go dormant. They are really small now but we are hoping they make it ( or even 1)…worth it for the time it took to harvest the pits from the trees!

Also, 4 new bushes in this ‘reinvigorated’ area ( 2 varieties of false spiraea and 2 dwarf cherry bushes ( you can only see some of them in this shot ) ..yes we have a problem)  Much of the soil in this bed is from our old garden boxes so it should not need much to get going.

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Posted by on June 2, 2019 in Construction, Gardening


Dull Trail Camera Shots

5000+ photos on the trail camera over an 6 month capture. About 1000 windblown tree shots ( trail cam too high ), 3000 of Loki running around ( dog too hyper ), 2200 truck shots ( we drive too much), 100s of squirrels ( we have gotten Loki to stop barking when she trees a squirrel so we let them be as Loki enjoys the chase ) and juncos ( and othes), morning walks, evening walks, tractor work, yard work… 1 ATV I don’t recognize ( but I think I do ). Fairly dull but worth the peace of mind for the 2 hours it takes me to go through all the shots.

I am sure one of these times I am finally going to capture an image of a Sasquatch.

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Posted by on May 30, 2019 in Construction


Guard Polar Bear Letdown

Well, Casper our guard polar bear has not been so diligent in his duties. Something was in rooting around the yard for grubs overnight..raccoons are the likely culprit..first time we have ever has this happen. Casper had better pick up his guard game..sure it does not help that he is on the opposite side of the tree and being an inanimate object is not doing us any favors either…but it does keep up from having to keep seal meat around at least.


Might be time to break out the live trap and review the trail camera!


Posted by on May 25, 2019 in Construction


Spring is Starting..I think.

..always slow to turn into summery goodness in these parts…but nature is beginning to run its course. I still cannot believe that the whole section of hens and chicks started with a small 6 plant tray..every year we move new growth further down the rock wall and the hens and chicks love them. I am talking about the plant in picture 2 for the record!

Now, if some spinach and lettuce would just peek out from the planting location we might be able to start eating inexpensive salads again!

And for those keeping track at home, A* won this years peeper prediction date on April 19th. I was off by 17 days. Damn my optimism!

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Posted by on May 2, 2019 in Construction


New Views

..I should not get so  excited when I see an updated view from above..but I do! So nice to see a different view of  our place which I don’t normally see…I mean I am tall but not THAT tall!

Not quite the same level of detail as the view from 2008..but then again the area  which has been de-woodified is much larger!

I believe the first shot is some sometime in the summer of 2018…and the cleared area has grown ( at least in the lower left hand size..we cut down and additional 50 trees around the edges in March.


Last ‘Map’ update post

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Posted by on April 17, 2019 in Construction


Not Helping Predicting Peepers

Drat! I had this weekend in my Spring Peeper prediction pool..might be off by a week or 2. We have not had snow in a month..but it would not be April without a late snowstorm. Booo.

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Posted by on April 9, 2019 in Construction


I need to use my camera more…

..bought a new camera last year and I have bouts where:

I want to take photos but don’t.

I don’t want to take photos but I do.

I want to take photos but I don’t want to upload them.

I am so lazy. Anyway, a somewhat blurry photo of A* ( I use manual lenses with varying degrees of success ), our new tomato batch and a nice nightscape/ is the brook near the stillwater taken during the day.

We also spend March break cutting down more trees, drinking large gin and tonics and making massive bonfires..if you are wondering where the photos are please refer to my bouts above.

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Posted by on April 3, 2019 in Construction