As Autumn begins in the Pacific Northwest there are certain things that we expect such as smoke from scattered wildfires and a gradual shift from the dark greens of the surrounding forest to a golden hue as willows and indian plum trees at the margins respond to the fading light. There are some things that, […]
We have been working very hard to take out some of the “clutter” trees in the hedgerows and groves. There are several piles around the yard of branches and debris that is too big for an actual compost pile and too small for firewood or other lumber. I’d chip it up and use it around […]
Okay, here are a few pics from this past week: The house with the fig tree looking big and the garden under the medlar looking “kempt.” The hollyhock the deer almost annihilated, no leaves, only one flower bud remained… and it BLOOMED! The garden, showing the gate (still need to finish the right side) and […]
This is what it means to be motivated and ready. So proud of my son.
The plum tree, which bore so well this summer, was seriously overgrown. Some branches, under their load of plums, had snapped. Others had simply drooped so low they weren’t going to recover. One branch was so low Tom had trouble mowing on that side of the tree. In addition, it was growing into the European […]