Thursday, June 28, 2012

Word #180

What once was a pristine little meadow by a creek
is now an example of laziness and stupidity.
We cannot even get down there to clean it up
as it's not our property and it's fenced.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Word #179

At last my garden is resembling a garden!
Gone are all the teeny poly tunnels and plastic jugs.
One has to be a gardening engineer in the mountains!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Word #178


A week or so ago I posted a "before" photo
of our little apartment above the garage.
Here's an "after" photo.
Cleaning, painting and waxing the floor is done.
Most of the furiniture is in! Now all that remains is
to hang some art on the walls and wash the windows!
Now we can have friends and family visit! YAY!
Here's what it looked like:

and here was the original post while I was in the midst of painting:

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Word #176

We live in the woods of Upper Northern California
Naturally we have wild animals and there's a sure
way to identify these illusive animals.......using the internet
we have identified the following.....both were found on a trail
about 300 feet from our garage. Needless to say we don't
take strolls in the middle of the night. 

Cougar scat

Bear scat

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Word #175

One mans treasure is anothers junk....
Swampy front yard that is full-and I do maen full of
rusty metal objects.....

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Word #174

Same place and time...
Slightly different focus...
Which one do YOU prefer? 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Word #164

Photo courtesy of Tony Montoya.
We also have a very pregnant doe
(most likely twins)
on our property and we're hoping
we'll get to see her babies.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Word #161 and a few more

After purchasing our new home we needed
to immediately remove a lot of the invasive
and flammable Manzanita. Living in a forest
is different from living in the city that's for sure.
 The first photo shows the machine
picking up the Manzanita by the roots, shaking
the dirt off and then putting it in a big pile.
The second photo shows all the removed and shredded
debris being put in a pile for us to use as a mulch
over the removal area.
And the third photo shows a much more safe
and healthy oak forest. Over time the trees will
get bigger and we will be planting some conifers
and indigenous shrubs this fall once the rains come.

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Word #153

I made some small poly tunnels to protect the baby
plants from the fierce sun. The kale in the back of the
photo used the tunnel first-now that they are acclimated
I got some eggplant starts and they are settling in under
the tunnel that I moved from the kale.
The little guys in front are my butternut squash that
I started from seeds plus some more eggplant that I
also started from seeds.
Interesting gardening here....