|80 Acres Workday
||[Dec. 27th, 2009|10:03 pm]
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 and....you get the idea.
Some pictures from the day are up at the 80 acres blog.