Sunday, March 6, 2016

Clearing around the pond

Sometimes it's hard to find time for blogging...like this weekend. For now, Poppy has dozed off in front of the TV, I've just fed Rosie, and Eli is asleep on the front porch.



It's easy to see how much rain we've had lately by the mud in the pond; and across the way, well, that's our little old log cabin in the woods. Guess it will be July before the pond water clears again.



Poppy and I worked around the pond yesterday...he used a machete to knock down the small trees and shrubs, and I hauled away.


This is one of favorite jobs...being that Virgo you know...picking up, sorting, and stacking every little stick and twig. Good gosh! My hair looks like it has been fried. It needs to be put up.


Weetie stood guard. Eli enjoyed playing with the goats.


I've been looking forward to gathering new sticks for the coming gardening season. I love building a wattle fence for beans in the teeny tiny garden. 


The years really fly, don't they. This little birdhouse was one of the first ones Poppy and I hung here on the property in the early 90's. I remember there being a little wisp of a cedar tree growing there in the edge of the woods. Would you look at it now! On this hill above the pond too is where several of our sweet old dogs are buried.


Our makeshift memorial is falling apart now, but it reads...In loving memory of Splash, Cocoa, Susie, Nikki, Sampson, Teddy, Jack, Chip, Millie, Bear, Honey. We need make a better one and add Pooh.


The ducks followed us around.



I went ahead and trimmed the saplings and stored them under the shed. Can't wait to cut these into usable pieces. I love doing things like this!



Poppy found a nice bunch of rabbit tobacco. Guess we should have kept it...why we could have tried smoking it in one of the old Indian pipes we have collected around here. Seems like I've heard that rabbit tobacco is good for opening up your sinuses. I can remember my brother Jackie, back in the 50's, looking for rabbit tobacco to smoke. 


Poppy got a text just as we finished up...



This pretty much wrapped up our Saturday.

Hard to believe the weekend is about over, and here it is time to start supper. Thank you for going around the pond with us in this not so interesting post. 

Love,
Henny

18 comments:

  1. Looks like so much that needs to be done when you own land like that but I can tell you enjoy it. How nice to have a pond by your home. I hope it clears earlier than July.

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  2. If I go work outside and forget to tie back my hair I get frustrated because I can't see properly.
    Have you really had to say good-bye to all those dogs? We used to go buy rough lumber from a man who had a small sawmill on his remote property and as you drove up the driveway there were markers for the graves of their many Springer Spaniels that had gone. Of course there were several very lively ones to greet us though!!

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  3. Lovely post Henny. I cannot wait to get started in the garden but its still raining here!

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  4. Oh, you make me laugh. I find ALL your posts interesting; down to earth and fun to read. I love 'real', if you know what I mean. I like the photo of Poppy hugging Eli.He sure loves that dog. :)I know it's sad to have had so many dogs pass away but they rest in peace near you, where they should be. We have our own beloved cats at rest on our property and now our dear old Kane. I still can't look in that direction without tearing up over him but I am so glad to have him 'home' with us. Deb

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  5. Hi Henny! I want to see your twiggy creations!

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  6. What in the world is rabbit tobacco? Was the text from Eli? I like the idea of making a wattle fence, please take pictures when you make it.

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  7. Looks like you got a lot done. Getting even a few early spring chores done makes a person feel so ahead of the game! What do you do with the little log cabin in the woods? Was it there when you bought the property or did you all build it?

    A nice sunny day here not real warm (lo 50's) but the forecast out till the 20th has highs in the 60's. Wow! Maybe spring is really here??!!

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  8. My you both have been busy , I am the same with the hair if I dont tie it back or up I cant see a darn thing when outside tiding up . Lovely photos , Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  9. I enjoyed your post and seeing around the pond!

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  10. I did not know that about my daddy!! I might have to beg you to blog a story about him. I miss him so much. You know the anniversary of his death is coming up March 12. Can you believe he has been gone for 23 years? I just made myself cry. Oh well I love you and love your blog!
    Love you!

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  11. It's a very interesting post and as a Virgo I certainly understand sorting and stacking. Eli just amazes me. Can't imagine a dog that big but he is beautiful.

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  12. What fun to see more of your property. I love it that you collect sticks to make wattle fencing.

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  13. I love the idea of wattle fencing, looking forward to seeing your make. We still haven't made a start on our garden, after such a mild winter we have now been hit with cold frosty mornings, rain and winds.

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  14. It is always fun to see what you are up to! :)

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  15. A wonderful peaceful place.

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  16. Oh my goodness! You have a cabin in the woods? That is awesome! And I love how you enjoy sorting and categorizing things...I'm a lot like that too. Thank you for sharing your Saturday with us!

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  17. It looks like you got a lot done. I hope your pond clears up before summer. We're due for close to 4 inches of rain over the next several days and if it comes your way, you'll likely just have more runoff to dirty up the pond even more. Your home certainly has a beautiful, peaceful setting. It'll be even more beautiful when your flowers are blooming. It won't be long. My daffodils are open and a saucer magnolia has one bloom. It's too early for our location and we'll be lucky if they don't freeze or get covered in snow like they did 4 or 5 years ago.

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  18. Please show us the pipes someday and for sure take pictures of the waddle fence. I'm dying to see what they are.

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