Friday, May 18, 2012
Posted by Kathleen and Jim at 10:35 AM
The old, cow pasture is pretty bald...devoid of anything taller than a weed. This is the year for basic surround trees. Yeppers, the fast growing Brooks #6 Poplar. We chose the male cultivar so we won't have to deal with all the fluff. In my over exuberance, I managed to buy 200 plugs...the roots are about 3-4 inches long and the tree is only a small stick. We only needed 75...oops. We ended up planting 90 as we thought we might need some replacement trees. Turned out we were right...those rotten pocket gophers have eaten 2 and one was run over by the truck while we were fencing...no not with sabres. Our neighbours gladly pitched in and gave homes to the remaining 110.
Posted by Kathleen and Jim at 10:21 AM
As the framing is complete and the electrical, aside from the bathroom, is also done, we are at a standstill as the county has to inspect before we can go any farther. I applied for the development, electrical and plumbing permits 3 weeks ago and we are still waiting for approval. Until they are approved we can't call for an inspection. Oh well...it's spring and the yard awaits.
Posted by Kathleen and Jim at 10:16 AM