Puller Bear vs Scotch Broom

Sid, Bill, Farm Dog and Scotch Broom’s foe: the Puller Bear!
Close up of the Puller Bear’s jaws of death


The clouds are angry, but the work continues.

Tree near the bridge finally collapsed into the creek along with a sign we so carefully nailed to it saying “creek.”

April showers …

Lots of rain has slowed construction, but progress is made when the sun shines or when the rainfall is minimal.


Bluebells were everywhere in the woods

A lovely patch of Unk’s daffodils

Salamanders abound

Fancy ducks crossing Henkle Way
With Spring comes the invasive battle. This is the before photo, taken after Kay, Bill and Dee had already pulled a bunch of Scotch Broom.
This is the after photo. Not all of it gone by a long shot.

The purchase of a small, battery-operated chain saw was genius!

March and Sunshine!

Kay inspects Sid’s work.

Flat tire! Sid removed, Diana and Bill took it to be fixed and Sid put it back on. Voila! Success and a couple of trips to get firewood from the woods.


Farm in February

Oh oh! Fallen log across the loop trail!
It is a big one, too.
Bill and Sid saw away!
Of course Diana does most of the work!
Yay! The trail is now clear.



Santa or Sid?

Farm truck dies on third street.

Rock Creek from the bridge.

Big log placement is stable even with high water.
Such a beautiful yet scary sight!
Moss factory at work.
Pretty salamander!

Just another Monday . . .

My contribution to putting Sid on the roof to clean out the wood stove chimney. Kay helped too, but no photos were taken memorializing her contribution!
Bill, holding a rope for Sid to hang onto while traversing the slick roof.


Sid and Bill hoisted a couple of roof structures in Rick’s absence.