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The ducks have a new yard, my future tomato and bean garden. 12.22.17
Photo taken through my kitchen window is somewhat fuzzy. Sorry. There are two bluebirds sitting on top. Forsythia in bloom.
Kathy, so true (plums plummet). It's brutal today. My bluebird pair seen (hopefully) in this photo I just took, are freezing. And the insects they eat are hiding. I'm thinking about making another bluefird box today. I already have 4 of them, but 3 have never been used for some reason. Bluebirds are fussy about their homes. I can't seem to download my photo. I'll try later.
Thank you very mulch..er much for the wood chip article.
Randall, is your wood burner furnace the only source of heat for your home? Several winters ago and for one winter my family went on a heating diet and used only the fireplace as the source of heat. We've use pine, oak and poplar. Poplar is terrible for home heating firewood. I used pine first to start the fire quickly and heap the oak into the fire for the rest of the day. There are pros and cons between conventional heating and fireplace heating. However, what my family fondly remembers is the get together in the same fire place room doing family stuff.
Daniel, I had to LOL when I read your "Randy is wise" comment! I'm definitely NOT. I do know what kinds of wood make best and worst firewood since I've burning for 45 years. By the way, Tom, I have a wood burner furnace in my basement.
I will be planting fewer potatoes this year after reading that eating them isn't the best thing for one's good health. More sweet, less white (potatoes).
Envy no more, Daniel. My 30+ year old apricot trees have seldom produced any edible fruits. It blooms, but that's about it. Every year, hope springs eternal. Temps this weekend are supposed to be in the teens. That'll be the the death of early blossoms.
Daniel, thanks for the Wood Chip mulch article. I've read similar before, but like the reminder of some things I've forgotten. I plan on asking the tree pruners I spot this year for their chips.
I was debating myself whether should I use pine for firewood in the house. So I don't think we will use pine for our house firewood. I agree about the creosote gums messing up the updraft. We will use the pine firewood for our outside fire pit. The previous house owners left a huge fire-pit in our back yard.
The pit is huge. Last year, during a friendly chat with our next door neighbor, he told me that the original owner of our house used to burn, are you ready?, yea he used to burn rubber tires in the pit!. Unbelievable! When I started cleaning up the back lot of junk pile I recovered 23 tires, some of it were from bobcat loader. It cost me 45 dollars to properly disposed them.
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