Godless in the garden


Godless in the garden

Welcome to gardeners, growers of veggies, fruits, flowers, and trees, backyard hen enthusiasts, worm farmers, & composters!

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Welcome to Eden!

If you like to dig in the dirt, grow flowers, putter around the yard, dig in the kitchen garden, raise backyard hens, or just like daydreaming about the garden, this is the place.

Many topics have been discussed in the archive.  Revive a topic by adding your 2¢ or start a new topic.

Everyone likes photos of the garden, so if you like to share photos of your prize dahlia, your favorite hen, or your first tomato, go right ahead!

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Comment by Joan Denoo on January 18, 2016 at 12:34am

An ambitious project by Javan K. Bernakevitch of All Points Land Design and Permaculture BC, and Gord Hiebert of Element Eco-Design. They led a two and half day workshop/installation at Darfield Earthship Project. 

Comment by Daniel W on January 16, 2016 at 10:26am

"The most striking thing about the Condit Dam site today is the lack of evidence that the dam was ever there"   White Salmon Time Lapse.    "salmon had already started spawning above and below the former dam site before crews had even finished removing the last of the concrete" and tree planting in the former lake bed is discussed.

Comment by Daniel W on January 16, 2016 at 10:16am

Gian Earthworms on remote Scottish Island.   more than a foot long.  Apparently, they grow larger due to a lack of predators.  Our chickens would make a meal of them in no time!

Comment by Randall Smith on January 16, 2016 at 7:56am

Daniel, I LOVE IT!  You and the dog. Wonderful! Congrats on getting the job(s) done. Well done.

Comment by Daniel W on January 15, 2016 at 10:51am


The last one is in the ground.

At least they weren't this size - lilac gardens about 10 miles from here -

We also moved a Ginkgo biloba tree that I had in my old front yard, a seedling I started some time back.

Now it's time to rest.  I need to get my energy back before going to work next week, wore out completely but happy with the conclusion of this project.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 15, 2016 at 8:28am

It appears the dam removal happened several years ago. It doesn't look like the hoped for results occured.

Did you get your lilac bushes planted, Daniel?

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 14, 2016 at 10:02pm

Spectacular Time Lapse Video of Historic Dam Removal

"For 98 years, the 125-foot high Condit Dam in southeastern Washington State held back the White Salmon River, creating a serene lake, but choking off the waterway to salmon. Wednesday, in an historic effort, the dam was dramatically breached, and ecologists hope the increased flow of water will restore the waterway to fish and other aquatic organisms, as well as the birds and mammals that rely on them."

Did you see how much sediment came out the bottom of that dam? I hope trees and grasses get planted all along the bank in an attempt to stop that lovely stuff from running off into the ocean. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 14, 2016 at 2:11pm

Paraphrasing Loren, cream in milk and feces in water rise to the top. Skim the cream off to make butter, skim the feces off to make fertilizer. Both have value even as one smells so much better than the other.

Comment by Daniel W on January 14, 2016 at 8:22am
There are a few videos online of massive trees being moved. I. wonder how they do in the long run. They must have lost 75 % or more of their root mass. Maybe 90%. I read feeder roots extend twice to drip line, so the tree needs to grow new feeder roots for several years, after transplanting.

I want to plant those two remaining lilacs today. They have far larger healthy intact root mass, compared to trees and shrubs bought at the nursery, so I am optimistic. They look handsome in their new location, like they have been there for many years. They will get lots of water this summer, and already have a thick layer of wood chip mulch.
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 14, 2016 at 12:43am

What a task to take on. I fully expected one or more of the tractors to disappear into the new hole. I wonder how they came up with that configuration of tractors; it worked beautifully!

I assume you are hand-digging your lilacs, Daniel. hard, hard work! You must be exhausted!


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