CHESTNUTS-NEW HENS-CORNELIUS-GARLIC AND THE GARDEN

15 10 2015

GREETINGS

A very foggy morn today, you can hardly see the Church at the end of the street.

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We are expecting a frost on Sunday night with temps in the high 20’s. Then another warm spell.  The chipmunks and squirrels are busy as can be gathering up nuts and seeds for the long winter ahead.  The sheep have enjoyed an abundance of acorns this year and are putting on their winter coats.

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                                                          Carol K.

CHESTNUTS

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There are 4 American Chestnut trees on my Son’s property.  His family has already sent out 40 pounds to a restaurant in Cambridge, Ma.  And have almost 50 pounds more picked with many more still falling to the ground.

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CORNELIUS

He is back and caught in the act eating food put out for a cat.   I love having him around he keeps he farm free of rodents.  

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Both my son’s family and myself have been putting out food for a cat who doesn’t seem to have a home.  I am sure its a she and we would like to catch her and bring her to the vets.  Too many people still dump cats and its such a shame.  There are so many places that will find them forever home.  I hope we can catch her soon.

GARLIC AND THE GARDEN

The garlic has come up which is good.  I still have some more to plant and hope to do it soon.  

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Plants are on sale now so I bought this small arborvitae and planted it near the newly deposited rocks.  It will grow quickly and will be a safe place for birds in the back yard (right near a bird house) and I plan to put some twinkle solar lights on it when it gets bigger.  So nice to look at on a cold winters night.

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THE NEW HENS

Dorthy, Emma and Rosemary are doing  very well.  All the side yard hens are together now and the pecking order has been established without any bloodshed.  They will be coming inside in a couple of weeks.  I will batten them down with lots of hay for the frosty Sunday night.

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Many thanks for reading my blog on this fine day.  Carole

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WIND AND RAIN LEAVES A FLYING-CHESTNUTS-LIL

8 10 2013

Hello,

WIND AND RAIN LEAVES A FLYING

This afternoon has been wild.  Heavy rains, high winds, electric going on and off.  The leaves are being wisked from their branches.

THE RAIN MADE THE PICTURE BLURY

THE RAIN MADE THE PICTURE BLURRY

I am glad that I got lots of pictures.

AMERICAN CHESTNUTS

5 pounds of the chestnuts are going to a chef in Cambridge, Ma.  The boys  are picking them and my son and Lauren have found out the best way of keeping them fresh.

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 It’s very interesting how many people want them.  It’s an uphill battle with the squirrels.


LIL

Lil is so funny these days

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  She talks up a storm, and dashes here and there in her walker.  She is a good little eater and is such a happy child.

Chris

Chris is coming up for the long weekend.  Hay will be coming on one of the days.  The fire department is putting on a pancake breakfast and we will go.

Hope you have a wonderful day and many thanks for reading the blog.   Carole