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27 January: sticks and stones


27 January: sticks and stones

Thursday, 27 January 2022

An errand

I admired a part of the Ilwaco Group Constructing backyard whereas selecting up books on the library.

We went to Patti’s to select up a pile of pavers that she needed to present us. Her patio was redone with nicer stones than these and she or he doesn’t want the previous ones.

Stella received her biscuit.

Please, could I’ve one other?

At house

My vitality right this moment being low, I achieved little else. Selecting up fallen sticks and branches took about every little thing I had left after serving to to maneuver the numerous pavers.

The stack of pavers had included one spherical one which I added to the swale path.

The sq. pavers can be placed on the flooring of the 2 greenhouses to assist replicate warmth…however must wait until the crops come out in springtime.

I spent a while enlarging the bridged swale and placing in additional posts to maintain me from falling into it from the willow grove path.

Swale with the lately transplanted Thuja ‘Eternally Goldy’
..and the lately transplanted Escallonia ‘Iveyi’…
Growth

Increasing the swale was enjoyable and attention-grabbing, and I’d have felt extra achieved had I began it earlier within the day and gotten extra completed.

Although I really feel that the top of staycation is so shut that I need to preserve at my very own backyard initiatives, I’d love some wet days to simply learn.

I walked across the willow grove and Bogsy Wooden admiring the outcomes of getting picked up a few of the sticks.

Wanting west
Wanting east
The salmonberry tunnel within the Bogsy Wooden
The steel path within the Bogsy Wooden

I’m nonetheless enthusiastic about becoming a member of two swales within the Bogsy Wooden, proven extra clearly under. It will run from the steel path swale, which might be on the decrease proper, under, after which cross the garden, deep and slim, to the deep path that I dug out final yr. However I see the problem in that Allan must construct a bridge so as to get the mower throughout. And I would fall in whereas weeding. So I feel I’ll neglect about this concept till we see if an enormous constructing constructed to our south A) actually occurs and B) makes our flooding worse. I nonetheless love the thought of joined swales, although.

The steel path swale and the bridged swales are already linked. It will be grand to attach them each to the deep path swale in an enormous circle across the complete Bogsy Wooden. Which might create much more hazards for me to fall into, so perhaps not.

Talking of water, Allan postponed his boating until subsequent week when the tides are higher.

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