Earlier today I was pulling dandelions. I had dumped a bucket full and was into the second filling when the black flies got too bad and I gave up. I just set the bucket and weed killer next to the doorstep. Look who showed up to the bucket buffet!
Finally getting some seat time to move the pile of dirt in the work yard. It’ll be good to have the extra space to maneuver around. Continue reading Work yard expansion
This 20ft culvert I found on our property, discarded by the Dept of Hwys eons ago when they did road improvements. They just tossed it aside down an embankment on the other side of the brook. Continue reading Culvert install
At first glance I thought this was animal droppings but it looks like some sort of mushroom. Anyone know what it is?
This little guy is easy to make from short bits of wood that are probably in your wood pile. You need the following: Continue reading Log Reindeer
Dug out a rock from the dirt pile to put in the garden between the newly transplanted fruit trees.
Continue reading Rock for the garden
Just a few images from the garden, store bought type and wild flowers. Can you tell the difference? Click on each image to see a larger image. If your browser is small, you can click the image again to get full size.
Continue reading Flowers from the garden
We are back at the garden bed we created for the 5 new fruit trees planted earlier. Now its time to clean up the border of the sods where the initial sod removal was done with the skid steer.
This summer brings about the task of planting some fruit trees in front of the house. Something I’ve been wanting to do since moving here. Last year we planted two apple trees. So this year we set about purchasing nursery trees from Pleasant Valley Nursery in Antigonish.
We chose two pear trees, a D’Anjou and a Harrow Crisp. Pear trees need two different types in order to pollinate. Also, we chose self pollinating trees; a Tehranivee cherry, a Stanley plum and a Venture peach tree.
Here’s a before picture of the proposed planting area taken from the deck above.
Continue reading Planting fruit trees