Some of the pretty things Jerie has growing around our side door ..
Tue May 23 Nice Last night … there were 5 new water lilies just breaching the surface with 1-2 pads. Here’s a couple of those … No signs of decimation in the existing lilies. Looking good. Two different views … Saw a minnow. And – always seeing activity under the lily pads. That’s either the minnows or blue gills. Pretty sure it’s the minnows though. But the surface is so occluded with stuff from the surrounding trees and shrubs that visibilityRead More
Bought a new table saw this year – for the safety features. And retired my dad’s old Delta Homecraft, pictured above (no safety features). I still have it, tucked away under the basement stairs now … because I cannot part with it. He did so much, with that saw. I was witness to almost all of it. Looking at the Delta – all cast iron and steel. Still cuts as true as ever. Just a tad unsafe to use, by today’s standards.Read More
I planted water lilies again, this year. Even though the muskrats cleaned us out last year – including all cattails, and most phrags. Pretty much all the pond growth, eaten away at the roots. Leaving a huge mass of dead rotting vegetation behind. I tried trapping them last year – to no avail. Got no muskrats. And they got all living plant matter in the pond. This brings me to the cats … No, not this one. That’s Boris –Read More