April 18, 2014
nothing goes to waste!’
i throw giant bundles of weeds over the fence and the chickens tear thru em looking for grubs and such and knocking remaining soil off roots. 
a couple days in the sun and the dang pile is lighter than feathers

nothing goes to waste!’

i throw giant bundles of weeds over the fence and the chickens tear thru em looking for grubs and such and knocking remaining soil off roots. 

a couple days in the sun and the dang pile is lighter than feathers

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Filed under: chickens 
April 18, 2014
getting the weeds out and the cardboard down
strawberries and artichokes cheering me on

getting the weeds out and the cardboard down

strawberries and artichokes cheering me on

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Filed under: garden 
April 17, 2014
rabbit or alien playing ball

rabbit or alien playing ball

April 9, 2014
weeded hops.
dang gophers pegged nearly all the leeks and fennel, but they left that bushy monster on the left all winter

weeded hops.

dang gophers pegged nearly all the leeks and fennel, but they left that bushy monster on the left all winter

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Filed under: garden 2014 Spring hops 
April 7, 2014
this poplar log just as nutty as even smaller pieces of willow is sprouting in the swamp. seen root hairs (hairy!) grown straight out of severed bark . lost a sage plant this past season, but dang if it didn’t leave behind two individuals. have to ask cole if there is any reason pagans put dead folks in bogs …. ;-)

this poplar log just as nutty as even smaller pieces of willow is sprouting in the swamp. seen root hairs (hairy!) grown straight out of severed bark . lost a sage plant this past season, but dang if it didn’t leave behind two individuals. have to ask cole if there is any reason pagans put dead folks in bogs …. ;-)

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Filed under: poplars 
April 7, 2014
the white assemblage is not kosher, but parts is parts and it’s going to be my replacement for the system damaged by the fallen poplar.
originally, a thin gauge line came from the left to feed the tall lead (for pails?) then continued on to the shorter lead (for hose?)
in any case, poplar not only busted faucet off top of tall lead but jammed lead down. the modern coupling at the base remained intact (more or less) while the cheap main line shattered before and after.
i had thought the line continued past even the short lead but this appears to be the end of the line. 
QUESTION: why the wacky extension of line beyond the last lead?
you can see the capped three way atop the white assemblage. the line formerly glued into the bottom broke and was sawed off short. hence the need for another otherwise previously unused coupling just below the three way. just about an inch to work with. got stuck in a dry run. good sign!

the white assemblage is not kosher, but parts is parts and it’s going to be my replacement for the system damaged by the fallen poplar.

originally, a thin gauge line came from the left to feed the tall lead (for pails?) then continued on to the shorter lead (for hose?)

in any case, poplar not only busted faucet off top of tall lead but jammed lead down. the modern coupling at the base remained intact (more or less) while the cheap main line shattered before and after.

i had thought the line continued past even the short lead but this appears to be the end of the line. 

QUESTION: why the wacky extension of line beyond the last lead?

you can see the capped three way atop the white assemblage. the line formerly glued into the bottom broke and was sawed off short. hence the need for another otherwise previously unused coupling just below the three way. just about an inch to work with. got stuck in a dry run. good sign!

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Filed under: poplars plumbing 
April 7, 2014

how kind of you to let me come

March 20, 2014
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startled a Barred Rock on the hay bale today. she always files off with such ferocity and chilling squawking screams. today for the first time her egg rolled off the bale and fell on the floor. (always try to fluff up and displace the hay so there’s a depression on an inside corner.) one of the Rhode Island Reds likes to lay here too, but it is never the same with her. she clucks disarmingly “you got me.” perhaps that is why no matter how i approach the plywood board holding the bale against the wall, not knowing whom if anyone might be back there, i can never quite get used to the Barred Rock.

just realised she only uses the bale when the roost needs cleaning. i made a mental note a couple days ago. once i finally caught her (and she’s one of the worst to catch) i clipped her wing. such an attitude she has. nothing like the Barred Rocks of the first flock. never lets me touch her. always screams like death. don’t know why we never hit it off. one of the Barreds from the first flock, “dirty beek,” i recall was one of my biggest fans!

waiting for the breeze to die down and sun to set before i light the burn pile. tomorrow i will clean the hen house, i promise!

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Filed under: chickens 
March 19, 2014
poplar

poplar

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Filed under: poplar 
March 15, 2014

one of the many nice things the folks before us left.

most of the first poplar. they even left the log carrier!

cuts on the southernmost east poplar

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Filed under: poplar 
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