Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I've got a good non-drowsy allergy tablet that's a big help; good, strong coffee a couple of times during the day works wonders as well.
We woke up to find this garter snake stretched out along the base of the wall next to our front door.
It was the biggest snake we've ever seen on the property.
The little chickadees decided not to move into the birch bird house after checking it out, but a pair of birds, variety yet to be determined seem to have taken over a nest on a crossbeam under the bridge joins the second floor to the top of the "cliff" behind the house. As long as they don't start eating the place up, we're very happy to have little creatures living here along with us.
The restoration complete, our Manly Gardener has been placed on his pedestal in the middle of one section of the new herb garden. Backed by the rich amber of the rock, he stands out quite strikingly. We're hoping that our plants arrive some time early in May.
I've cut stakes labeled with the name of each tree and shrub and will start locating them on the hillside this weekend so I can get holes dug in advance.
Be mindful of the herb garden - I've had a few and a few herbs are literal weeds - best to contain them!
Michael, I will be compartmentalizing the herb garden with dividers to keep root spread contained.
I love snakes & the garter is a beauty. Does N.H. have a poisonous snake?
I think your green house is wonderful. I'd love to see it sometime. We want to get more green with our house as well.