progress

Last weekend Mark went crazy with a rented bush-hog.  It monopolized all his time so he could “get as much use out of it as possible.”  Elan thought it was pretty great too.

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Now the vegetable garden is cleared and ready for tilling, the invasive Chinese privet and bamboo have been temporarily tamed, and a bunch of other areas have been taken care of, I’m told.  As of this writing I am not sure what the other areas are…

Elan helped plant some vegetable seeds,

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and we moved them into our new shelving set up in the addition.

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Mark with his upper half in the crawl space looking for Cali-cat.   She disappeared for 3 weeks but is back!

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The maples are blooming!

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Lichen on an Apple tree in great need of pruning.

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Another project on our to-do list: invasive ivy removal.  Ivy roots have completely blocked the downspouts on the north end of the house.

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Debris pile above the pond in an area that would make a nice garden.

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Bamboo and Privet before it was mowed.

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Some kind of bulb (Narcissus?) coming up amongst the Vinca below the pool.

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Wetland.

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New anti-Elan fence.

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Shed sans 2 truckloads of styrofoam.

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Narnia.

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The girls make themselves at home in the old corn crib.  We lost our Silver Spangled Hamburg to natural causes sometime after these pictures were taken.

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What NOT to do to a tree.

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Bush-hogged vegetable garden.

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This morning’s snowfall.

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