..I hate repeating myself and I never do it..hope you enjoyed the bears, hawks, shrubs, lady slippers, Loki and our future apple orchard ( the seedlings ( yes I know the apples will not grow true ))!!
Category Archives: trees
One of the good things about all this snow.. We can easily get to branches on trees which were too high. LET US LOOK AT OUR SILVER LINING!
.. And we finally got the deck cleared off.. Many rounds of chipping away layers of ice and awkward shoveling but it is an area of sanity for us. A* clips Lokis nails and poses with our gear transportation implement (the cheap purple sled)
Getting ready for some more clearing of trees..but we had all the trees we cut down in the fall so we got to burning to make space. It was warm last week but after a couple of days of rain it was safe to burn..with fire we always err on the side of caution..especially when we are surrounded by trees:
It might be hard to tell ( besides the fire ) but here are some after shots:
..it really is amazing how a 2 hour burn can reduce a huge pile of brush down to a pile of ashes! You know what else is amazing..we had a daytime high of 28c 5 days ago..today the daytime high was -5c..and with the windchill it was -10c…shocking.
..and Ma hen also abandoned the eggs after 5 days..can’t blame her, it has been cold! We will try again in a couple of weeks…hen permitting. We had the abandoned eggs in a coffee can and forgot it outside and we awoke the next day to a 3 member raven crew taking turns flying down and snatching the eggs..which is fine as they were garbage..not that we want to encourage ravens to hang around. It was actually pretty neat watching them fly away with an egg in their beaks.
..finally got around to pegging in the mountain ash and securing it. Hoppy and gonzo were very interested as per usual..a sad time of year with everthing looking so dead…but next year this is going to look great! Although everything is dead it does not stop the fowl gang from troumcing through it all day long in search of a earlybird/seasonally confused moth.
..now that we have the stapler we can professionalze the japanese maple burlap wrap. Wow, that looks so sweet…or at least better than the saggy mess it was before with rope and bungee cord. We might have missed our calling. Stay tuned for the grand unveiling on April 7th..if the suspense is too much for you it is a sure sign you need more entertainment.