December 27th, 2009

woods, Elizabeth, camera, April

From Twitter 12-26-2009

  • 11:23:25: Note to self: Make sure the green stuff in the soup isn't broccoli unless you like those midnight disasters.
  • 11:24:48: Friends borrowed our posthole digger this morning. It's a clamshell. They're going to suffer this weekend.
  • 11:25:47: R's brother will meet him in G-town. Not seeing any company today, not after last night/this morning.

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woods, Elizabeth, camera, April


It's clear and lovely, though it's not supposed to stay that way more than today, so--since we both have a day off choir duties--we're thinking of a longish walk around the place as soon as it warms up a bit, the horses have been fed and mucked out, etc.  We're a bit lazy even about that.  I'll be taking the camera (battery recharging now) so we can see what's what and I can get the (hopefully final) images for the annual report I should be doing (be more than halfway through, but the book needs me, as well.)
woods, Elizabeth, camera, April

80 Acres Workday

We accomplished a fair bit today on the land--transplanted a lot of the iris removed from the lily pond (water iris this is) to various wet areas that may remain wet long enough for the iris to get thoroughly started.  A few of the transplants from several years ago did survive the drought, though not, I think, my favorite blue ones.   The first batch went into the #3 gabion pool.  The second went into various spots along the creek and swamp overflow. 

Meanwhile, I took loppers in hand and got serious about clearing the N/S trail on the east side of the creek woods, which had become overgrown and encumbered by blow=downs.  Along the way saw a lot of birds, heard more, saw nifty lichens and a ground fungus of a kind I hadn't seen before, and managed to get very tired and stiff.   Many limbs were lopped and dragged, lopped and dragged, lopped get the idea.

Some pictures from the day are up at the 80 acres blog.