Hands.. and Birds….
This is a little bit of this and that…
Watching the birds gather makes me sad…
While some of them will stick around for the winter,
Some of them are gathering to leave.
I have put out the big feeder and put away the small ones.
As they gather in the front yard for the winter, and the summer
they are in both yards. I noticed that my back yard feeder has
slowed down to little to nothing going. So knew it was time to
put the big one up front.
Also the mornings have been destroying my pot flowers one
by one. So it was time to plant the ones that will come back,
And dump the ones that won’t. It was sad as 3 days ago, I was
showing the King all the ones that were surviving around the
yard. Now 98% are down for the count.
So it was digging in the dirt again, to plant the 2%. Also cutting
off the last of the roses.. there are a few buds, but doubt they
will make it to full bloom.
Then there is the garden.. We have had raised gardens for 3
years. They do fairly well, but could be doing better. We also
plant on each side of them, leaving the middle graveled.
We were put on the hot trail of a new way of doing old gardening
So going to give it a try. It is laying down compost 4 inches deep,
And then putting wood chips (not alder or cedar) on top. So we
have laid out the newspaper (their suggestion) and have the
compost down.. and looking into the wood chips. Suppose to
be less watering, little to no weeds and clean veggies when picked.
So will see next year how this does.. but it is set up for the winter to
do it’s thing. So these old hands have been getting their work out.