Woods Country Cove

Love Of Nature, Photography, Gardening And Country Valley Living

Monday, June 27, 2016

A Busy Weekend , Hot & Humid

 

We had our tree done all trimmed up and evened out so no more weight will contribute to her toppling over now . Papa and I spent the weekend cleaning up the majority of it up and colleting good fire wood for next year .  The tree has lost a lot of its shading for us and the birds but it will however still start sprouting new branches and leaves over the next few years as it has been rejuvenated by the trimming  .

It has been hot and humid since Friday here and we have been taking lots of  water  and lemonade breaks in the heat as we have been out in it .  We finally got some well needed rain last night and a thunderstorm . Today is a rest day as our bodies are achy lol !  I have been popping outside today taking a few photos here and there !

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                                           All the space in the sky there you see used to be shaded by tree !

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The guys that trimmed and cut off the big huge parts that fell off said she looks a bit naked now  yup that she does but all that will fill in with new strong branches .

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                                                       After a few hundred years I guess the rot just got to it !

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                                                                But thankfully the rest of the tree is ok !

Mind you the birds seem to act funny when they try to land on what was once there and realizes they cant lol . The Woodpeckers have been feasting on the bugs in the wood  on the ground now that caused the rot . And Miggs has been keeping an eye on them all .

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My gardens are doing well despite the dry spell . The Butterfly weed is blooming and spreading like wild fire !

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                                                                                 The Asters are beautiful as well !

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          The sky's have been clear with lots of sunshine  and cloudy with threats of storms and rain , I love clouds especially dramatic ones like these.

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The Barn Swallows have been busy tweet tweeting and flying about collecting bugs . I love the sound and sight of these little birds !

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                                                                          Stretching before his fly about lol !

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                                                              I was able to sneak up behind him lol !

The wild grasses and flowers in the field beside us are soo beautiful and smell wonderful in the warm summer breeze !

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                                  My Shasta Daisy plant  that I planted in memory of my Sister  is blooming beautifully .

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So all is doing well despite the busyness lack of rain and the  heat and humidity  and that's our summer so far . Hope your having a wonderful summer so far to !

                                                                                      Until next time ! 

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Friday, June 24, 2016

We Can Save Our Big Tree

 

We were able to get a hold of the company The Tree Huggers that Papa's Dad used a few years ago who work out of town just 20 min from us . The owner and operator Bill came down with in an hour of us calling . He had a look at our old tree and told us it is a  Manitoba Maple  also known as a Box Elder tree and they are a soft wood tree and he is surprised it has lasted all these years especially as we get the southwest winds from our  lake Erie and these trees tend to have branches break easily . He did say how ever the rest of the tree is in good shape and  he will get take care of the over hang of lead branches and the trunks that fell and he will clean and trim her all up for us.  He will be doing this tomorrow Saturday. We said we will do the clean up as we will want it for extra out door fire wood for our outside fire-pit and chiminea but  we wont use it inside for the wood stove as it is a soft wood and doesn't burn well for indoors .  He said he will cut it all up so it is easier to handle  , we could of got him to clean up but we wanted to save a bit cost wise and get wood out of it for ourselves anyways .  Yesterday Papa came home from work at noon and we cleaned off most of the branches from the fallen trunks  on our side ,other then the branches that are holding up the huge trunk from falling more till tree hugger guy gets to it  Saturday .

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                                               He is a brute  lol  nick name  ANIMAL  from the Muppet's show lol !150921-news-the-muppets-animal 

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                                                This is what the inside of a Manitoba Maple or Box Elder tree looks like !

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I have been helping once I put my camera down lol and collecting wood to dry in the wood sheds for my campfire pit and chiminea .

Amongst all this  excitement  lol I have been live trapping and relocating  the family of raccoons one by one who have decided to take residents under my potting shed lol !  Papa takes them to a open field with a forest at the end of it and lets them go and they toddle off as soon as he opens the cage . This is the Mama  I caught one of her babies the other day , now I have the live trap set again for maybe another one ready to be nosy and see what I have for him to snack on .

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                 She was quite behaved as she only growled and hissed at Papa once whilst in transport to her new home ! Had to have Miggs inside whilst this was going on or she would of been all over her and we didn't want to stress her out even more .

               Talking about Miggs .. well this is what she has been doing most of the sunny warm days .

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She had just come from the vet  she had injured her front right out side toe I guess it would be like our baby toe but all is good she has meds to take for a week and all will be good again .

                                                                    So our weekend will be all tree lol !

                                                                                     Until next time !

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