Thursday, November 1, 2012

Fall is here, and it's wet.

It is so cool to see the river fill so fast after each day of rain,

The two loafing sheds are chock full of blackberry vines. I hope to get some more sunny-day shots, as the leaves just splat all over  the ground when the rain hits heavier.

Aw, shucks, the pictures stuck together. The mist dulls out the yellow colors. That clup of branches and stuff is sitting still until I can start a set of cardboard/leaves and branches/paper and more cardboard "lasagna" garden bed where I hope to start a Spring garden in maybe March or April. If you could see the grass up close, it is riddled by mole mounds and studded liberally with droopy dandelions.


  1. It looks beautiful from here! Fence looks nice and straight, too.
    Moles, oh no! How do you garden with moles??? I'm sure we'll have fun watching you figure it out ; )

  2. Julie, there are probably more mole-ridding devices and purported mole-riddance schemes than there are for getting rid of mice, which we also have. I do get a chance to inspect the soil composition, telling me I have some nice sandt loam or loamy sand, which should make for some reasonable garden beds. The fences were really nicely done, but I'll need to use a T-bar and some sort of roll fencing if I hope to really "corral" the stables area. It is really a mess there, with old spigots that are dry, gates that are latched with old shreds of nylon strap, and strange "re-purposing" of a horse stall into a chicken pen of sorts. The coops themselves are hopefully restorable, despite the abundant weeds and blackberry thickets trying to overwhelm them.
    The forest behind us truly looms high above us!

  3. Moles are carnivorous. They eat grubs and worms and such. They don't eat plant parts. Ignore them unless you put a horse in the pasture. Voles are the vegetarians that gardeners need to fuss over.