Monthly Archives May 2019

Feathered Friends

Categories: Birds and Lens Friends.

Many varieties of birds are returning to the garden for spring and summer. The camera is always ready to snap photos. We are always thrilled to see the indigo bunting in the garden. Unfortunately it is only a passer through and we usually don’t see it again except at the end of May. A leucitic dove has been spotted several times. Leucitic means when there is a partial loss of pigmentation which results in white or patchy colouring. Doves are year round visitors in the garden. A leucitic grackle also visited the garden awhile ago. The catbird has been checking
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Improving the Windmill Garden

Categories: Garden areas, Garden Projects, and The Garden 2019.

The improvement/downsizing of the windmill garden has been one of the big projects so far this year. After working in this garden this is how it looks right now. My aim is to make the garden as maintenance free as possible. So keeping the old fountain filled with plants and watering it constantly was one of the first things to go. The cement blocks had started to look untidy and keeping the grass out of them was a monumental task, so they had to go to. Both went to new garden owners. The size of the garden was cut down
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The Yarn Crawl

Categories: Knitting.

From April 1, 2019 to May 25, 2019 the South Eastern Yarn Crawl took place. Even though we were away most of April I joined in for the fun and experience. There were 14 local yarn stores participating from Cobourg to Smith Falls. What a fabulous opportunity to visit these stores and meet the wonderful people who own them. Some of the places I visited were Grey Heron and Kraft Village in Belleville, Rosehaven in Picton, Robbin’s Nest in Brighton, Yarn It and Artisanthrophy in Cobourg, Rustic Route and Hi Country in Stirling, Andjareena’s Place in Trenton. I didn’t make
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Creating and Downsizing

Categories: Garden areas, The Garden 2019, and What's Been Happening?.

Gardening just doesn’t happen overnight. Last year we decided to create a new garden between the back trees which is a shady area. The first thing we did was bring home a lot of logs from the local landfill which would become the edge of the garden. Some of the logs were cut, a trench dug, and the logs were set in place. We also had some old railway ties which were put in for another edging. This was done in early fall as the leaves were falling. Lots of leaves were piled into the new garden area and on
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