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Flat Rocks

Last year, TLW bought a load of broken granite rocks. We installed most of them ourselves but a dozen or so required a guy with a bucket to move them around. Today, I moved the last two into place. They … Continue reading

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Priority Of The Alternator Raised Again

I haven’t been working on the new alternator because it arrived just as planting season was getting going but last night a terrible wall of storms passed by and knocked out the electrical utility again. Last year it was 5h. … Continue reading

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Swiss Stone Pines – How I Love Them

Finding trees tough enough to grow in my yard is difficult. TLW built berms just to help the weak survive and to accent her house. The rest of the flat clay soil is mine… Swiss Stone Pine is one of … Continue reading

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Going Batty

“The town, North Hempstead, has approved the construction of boxes that function as bat houses in several parks to attract more bats to the area. “Bats can eat up to 1,000 mosquitoes per hour,” Judi Bosworth, the town supervisor, said. “That’s … Continue reading

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Garden (?) Report

I have one of the least successful gardens in my neighbourhood. It’s not for want of trying but most of my strategy has failed. I planted a fine lawn but because it was winter-killed twice in two successive years, I … Continue reading

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Linux-4.4.15-stable Review Missing In Action

“The whole patch series can be found in one patch at: kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/stable-review/patch-4.4.15-rc1.gz” See LKML: Greg Kroah-Hartman: [PATCH 4.4 00/32] 4.4.15-stable reviewI follow Greg Kroah-Harman’s output of Linux-4.4 releases closely and he has been very reliable. This time, we have an announcement … Continue reading

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All In A Day’s Retirement

I went shopping and drove to a medical appointment today. I gave my doctor a couple of Manchurian apricots that I planted from seed this year. They were surplus to my needs and he loves trees. He said he would … Continue reading

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Yellow Bird Alert!

“Spinus tristis … a small North American bird in the finch family. It is migratory, ranging from mid-Alberta to North Carolina during the breeding season, and from just south of the Canadian border to Mexico during the winter.” See American goldfinchYesterday … Continue reading

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Grapes And Things

A sure sign that we’ve turned the corner on the landscaping is that trees we’ve planted are growing, or at least surviving and a few are thriving. In the thriving category are grapes. This vine was planted last year from … Continue reading

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Yes, There Are Still Some Good Things In Life!

You’d never know it listening to Trump and some of the commentators here, but good things do happen, good things, like the discovery of some good edible mushrooms growing on a pile of firewood… These are a variety of Coprinus … Continue reading

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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

I did a bunch of errands today including driving into town. I visited my MD and found he could provide a good home to two of my surplus Manchurian Apricots (Prunus mandshurica). In the morning I dug some holes for … Continue reading

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Pests

OK, I’ve dealt with mosquitoes in the yard but in the last two days I’ve picked up several wood ticks. I don’t yet have mature trees. These guys walked ~100 yards or so from the neighbours’ yards. They climb up … Continue reading

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