Thursday, November 19, 2009

Strawberries in furrows

The rototiller/cultivator helped to expand the strawberry patch with furrows.

Twenty-seven strawberry plants were extracted from the patch and were placed in the new furrows.

(see other posting for picture of cat who had helped do this gardening)

Sharecropper in the Garden

Cat is resting after helping in the garden.

Don't be fooled.  Those eyes that look sleepy are still vigilant for little bugs to find and chase.

Cats are carnivores, after all.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

How to Grow Strawberries - Not

Next year will be better for Strawberries?
Despite moderate efforts at weed control and a meager attempt to put old tall grass clippings under the nascent strawberries, all kinds of weeds permeated the little patch.

This strawberry patch looks so much better!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

It happened last night

The trees along the Riverbank have a tough life.  Saplings are sitting prey for the beavers in the river.  Just last night the beavers paid yet another visit to this tree.

See the freshly cut-off part?
See the leaves on the grass that were stripped off as the beaver dragged his new tree down to the river?

Notice how there are 5 "stumps".  Well, three years ago there were two. (click here to see an earlier post, when there were 2 stumps. The second inset shows what had been twin trees.).  

Each year since, the tree has tried again to grow, and each year the beavers have claimed the new growth as their own.

Maybe next year the beavers will go elsewhere and give the poor tree a chance.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Float the Buffalo River - Float Guide - Duncan's Camp

Floating the Buffalo River is a favorite of many folks.  From time to time, floating along in canoe or kayak people will call out: "How far is it to Duncan's Camp?".  Duncan's Camp is a well-known stop off point in their journies.

The Perry County Chamber of Commerce has made available a photo-copied brochure that shows Duncan's Camp and most other public access spots along the Buffalo River.

The pix here show you what the brochure looks like.

And a closer look at Duncan's camp...

Download it for yourself. (maybe works only if you're using Microsoft Internet Explorer?) Here's the link:

Beautiful week

Last week, rain and flooding.  This week, sunshine!
Come back again soon!