Remember, I started working on the Briar Patch this week, the patch with the terrible cockleburs.
So, today, the dogs desperately needed a run, and off we went.
When I got there, the gate to the pasture was wide open, and someone had clearly been
coming in and out.
Yes, I freaked a little. We have been so lucky not to have anyone bother our place for 8 months.
My helpers immediately started sniffing around and inspecting the whole pasture. I am so grateful to have them.
I turned back to the car to get my gloves... and when I turned again... here came
Troy in his pickup out of the pasture.
This is what he has been doing, bless him!
He is going to put all that wood to great use.
The smaller branches, like the one to the right in this picture, I will drag down to the
I know it's hard to see, but where you see the straw color in the middle of this photo...
is the chicken wire that has been caught in the grass since March! I finally got it
all loose, without having to cut it!
You can see it a little better in this picture. This was tie-wrapped all around the sides of the dog pen that the Mille Fleurs lived in. Those are my Fiskar's big cutters, not wire cutters, but... I pulled up almost all of those horrible cocklebur stalks. They were dumped out on
the burn pile in the driveway. I am going to have to spray Roundup on this spot (you know I hate to do it)... but I have GOT to kill these burrs. There are also two landscape timbers I need
to dig up and move, and then Troy said he would come over and mow it even with the rest of the pasture.
The wire and the grass in which it was entwined are going into the back of the HHR to
go to the dump.
"The Tree" is still beautiful, but it's color is fading. The hills behind it are fading, too. I had the
little camera in my pocket (always).
I had left the light on in the henspa two days ago, and Troy reminded me, so I ran over to turn it off. There is a metal cabinet in there that needs to come home with me this week, too.
It won't be tomorrow, as we are expecting rain.
I snapped this picture as I went by the garden... it's my white lilac... look at the buds on it!
Beau's tree in the pasture has dropped all it's leaves... and the others are dropping, as well.
November... doesn't seem possible it has come already.
A word about the blog...
last night, I had a nasty entry in the comments, which I have deleted. I suspect
it was put there to entice people to it's source, because it was a hacker, etc.. Always be careful
of clicking on those links.
I have also noted that blogs that have never had Word Verification before have it now, and I need to
see if mine does, all of the sudden. I suspect Blogger did this... because of perceived problems across their network.
I hope everyone's month has gotten off to a great start!
Keith is feeling pretty well... he will be seeing a specialist within the next two weeks...
and following up with a permanent implant for his dialysis. Yes, it kicks his behind, but
he thinks he can live with it easily.
Thanks for all your prayers.