Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Spring weeding

All of our perennial gardens require attention in the spring. 

The perennial grasses on the path to the gazebo garden are attractive in all seasons. In the spring they are trimmed to allow the new growth room to spring forth a new year's display.

Our red raspberry plants are trimmed in the fall and totally cleaned out, weeds and all, in the spring.  They are a lot of work, but produce a long, delicious crop right up to the first frost.

The refuse will join our burn pile and, after it dries out, will be incinerated.  The old tractor comes in handy for another farm job.

Another sign of spring is large snapping turtles looking for a proper place to leave their eggs.  They traverse our pastures and lawns.  As we mention, they are large and determined.  Our cats leave them a broad path and do not come near to investigate --- smart kitties!

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