The grass is always greener

The saying goes”the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.”  In this case, the crop is always greener on the other side of the creek LOL…

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anyone know what the brown crop is?  It is quite healthy looking up close, just the color from a distance that makes it look dead.  Although you cannot see it in the picture I took from the car as we drove by, there is a creek running between the two crops.

 

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Osprey in Lanark, Ontario

 

On our way to the cottage last weekend, we stopped to watch a huge (?osprey) nest that is perched on top of a light stand at the edge of a baseball field in Lanark, Ontario.  Apparently, it is very common for osprey to build their nests on manmade structures such as telephone or light poles.  As we watched one large bird and one small bird in the nest, another large (adult) bird approached to feed the baby.  This is another time I wish I had a camera with a better zoom lens to get a closer shot of the mother and baby birds.  As usual, I had to resort to the camera on my phone.

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Fat Bastard Merlot and gardening gloves

Buying my favourite red wine recently at the LCBO, my husband noticed that each bottle of Fat Bastard Merlot had a free pair of gardening gloves attached to it…

 

What a great promotion, perfect for red wine and garden lovers like me!

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Favourite wildflowers

It seems fitting that the wildflowers most prevalent at our cottage are favourites of my mother and mother-in-law…

 

The black-eyed susans were my mother-in-law’s favourite, and the queen anne’s lace was my mother’s.  In this picture they are blowing in the strong winds that came up with the recent storm clouds.

Unfortunately, the queen anne’s lace is being taken over by the dreaded wild parsnip along the highways on the way to our cottage…

 

I hope the construction workers along this particular stretch of hwy 7, just west of Carleton Place are aware of the dangers of wild parsnip.

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Storm clouds

These storm clouds circled us on Palmerston Lake this past Friday night, but we did not receive any rain until early Monday morning…

 

In fact, after the stars and moon chased away the clouds, we were able to enjoy our first campfire of the season since the fire ban had finally been lifted in the North Frontenac area…

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Another beautiful garden

Well, I cannot take credit for this beautiful garden, but I do enjoy visiting it every second week to keep it looking its best while the owners spend the summer at their cottage…

can you tell I love my job?

 

 

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Bunnies!

While weeding a large garden last week, my son and I came across a burrow of bunnies.  Fortunately, I was on my hands and knees, pulling weeds out from around the base of a lilac tree when I saw something move in the dirt, otherwise I might have accidentally hurt the four or five tiny bunnies tucked into a hole (burrow) at the base of the tree.  They were only a few inches long, with no hair.  The only way I could tell they were rabbits was by their long feet and the shape of their ears…

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As soon as I (accidentally) touched their hiding spot, they started to scramble around…

 

Within a few moments though, the clumps of fur were back on top of the burrow, hiding them from sight.  I put some weeds back in place around them to protect them from predators, as well as hot sun or drenching rain…

 

My son wanted to take them home, but I convinced him that they still needed their mother.  He googled some information and discovered that the mother rabbit will return to check on them and feed them every 24 hours by standing over the burrow.  Perhaps they were scrambling for the top of the hole when I disturbed them, thinking I was their mother returning for a feeding!

My client promised to keep an eye on the bunnies; I am curious to see how long it takes for them to become independent.  Perhaps I can put them to work helping me keep the weeds down LOL.

 

 

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Cool wet weather great for weeding

The cool, wet weather we had last week was great for weeding gardens.    Without removing the whole root system of the weeds, they will quickly return to spoil your gardens. After a hard rain, it is much easier to remove the weed roots intact…

 

A well-mulched garden also makes it easier to remove weed roots intact.  Weed roots growing in soil seem to resist removal, often breaking off in the soil, leaving pieces of the root behind to continue growing.   When growing in mulch, the weed roots come out intact with much less effort.

 

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So much for an early spring!

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The groundhog that predicted an early spring when he did not see his shadow in February must have lied.  It is freezing out today; minus 6 degrees Celcius (21F) here in Ottawa   I bet that darned groundhog is hiding somewhere warm!

 

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Enough already!

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Snoopy’s got it right: Enough snow already!

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