Tuesday, 5 November 2019

I've been rocking!

It was a busy Sunday. There was a helicopter go by twice. It was NOT an emergency helicopter.

helicopter 1 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Off down to the meadow to do my project. I met some turkeys on the way. This video is a mix of my hand held video camera, and trailcam, where I was headed.

turkeys from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.


Down I went to fetch a rock. It was in the middle of the path and the earth was sinking around it. It was harder than I'd thought. Having begun the day before, I needed the crowbar and a hatchet, as the roots were thick. The plan was to heave it up into the lawn tractor trailer. That took a bit of practice and several tries. I used my legs to lift.

Can I tell you how heavy it is? More than 50 lbs, I imagine. TA DA!

Then, I spotted this tree down on the edge of the wetland.

This is what the tree looked like last winter, as a pileated woodpecker went after it.

Back up at the house, I placed my rock, found some more, and planted some spring bulbs in my new garden. A couple dozen daffodils, which the deer do not like, as well as two hostas I'd divided.

I also transplanted a few periwinkle plants. They'll be sweet in spring.

It was rather a dumb thing, as it warmed up later, and the rain stopped after I'd finished my outdoor work. Yet, I spent that time indoors, cleaning the fish tank pump.


Anvilcloud said...

Do you ever stop?! :)

Planting and transplanting around here in November should earn you a medal.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Well done that woman!!! The new garden bed holds much promise. Always love to see your fishies... That's a pet I could probably manage these days - but not till I am at home more than I am away!!! YAM xx

Nancy J said...

I know I have said this before, you really NEED a quad bike. What a marathon project, and the new garden will be so lovely in spring. I can see some of that top soil there, and the rocks a lovely edging.

RedPat said...

My thought too were that you never stop! You make me feel lazy!

Gaelyn said...

That might be taking "rockhounding" a bit far. ;)

Olga said...

Rock on!

Angie said...

Jenn - that's the first time I have seen your fish tank - love it! Enjoy the rest of your week!

William Kendall said...

I expect that rock has been there for a very long time.

carol l mckenna said...

Amazing energy you have! ^_^

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