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?
Some visitors today to the garden :). Continue reading Wooden Rabbits
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
The north side of the house does not see much sun, and the moss and mildew grows unabated. Every couple years I get up to clean it off. I am using a Jeep brand mildew remover, I’m on the last little bit. I ran out near the end and sprayed on some Spray-Nine cleaner. Honestly, it could of been the same product, same smell, same results.
Continue reading Clean up day at the house