I just went out to get the mail, dressed for the cold. Fortunately winds were light and it wasn’t that cold. I didn’t freeze my nose nor fog my glasses.
OTOH, I was greeted by the sight of fresh snowmobile tracks trespassing in my yard. Rabbits and deer are bad enough, but these humans should know better. There is a $2K fine for violations of the “off-road vehicles” laws here and I spotted several violations:
- Excursions deeper onto my property inside my new piece of snow-fence and several excursions onto neighbours’ properties. The guy at my back even had these jackasses drive right over a low hedge clearly visible above the snow.
- I followed the tracks and found they travelled down the road for hundreds of yards. That’s another violation. They are supposed to stay on their own property or the ditches except in emergencies, not joy-riding.
On the good side of things, I found where the snowmobiles live. I called the police with this information. Stay tuned for justice delayed but not denied…
In the mailbox I found more seeds as if I did not have enough already. One kind is new to me, “cultivation radishes“. These guys have huge long powerful roots that last just a season and leave deep holes in the clay, just what some of my trees have been demanding. I will plant some in the spring but ones planted in mid-August will grow deeper roots. I bought 500g of seed, enough for most of my garden and some of my best trees. Expect more rapid growth of my trees. If this works, I might buy a 50 pound bag next year. That will do my whole yard, every tree, and the garden for years to come. The seeds keep well, five years at a cool temperature, much longer with sealed packaging, desiccant and freezing temperature.
I also received a receipt for my deposit on a Solo EV and a signed-by-the-CEO picture of my model of Solo electric vehicle. Yes! Despite a crease caused by folding in the mail, it’s a beautiful thing and yet another reason to go on living.