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.
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,
and we moved them into our new shelving set up in the addition.
Mark with his upper half in the crawl space looking for Cali-cat. She disappeared for 3 weeks but is back!
The maples are blooming!
Lichen on an Apple tree in great need of pruning.
Another project on our to-do list: invasive ivy removal. Ivy roots have completely blocked the downspouts on the north end of the house.
Debris pile above the pond in an area that would make a nice garden.
Bamboo and Privet before it was mowed.
Some kind of bulb (Narcissus?) coming up amongst the Vinca below the pool.
New anti-Elan fence.
Shed sans 2 truckloads of styrofoam.
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.
What NOT to do to a tree.
Bush-hogged vegetable garden.
This morning’s snowfall.