Last week when Nick was up with me, I went and got 2 bales of straw and more bags of compost. This is something I haven't tried before with the straw but I wanted to use it on the raised beds as well, so I thought what the heck? I hope this doesn't sprout or I am in trouble!
I needed to add more material to the big planting area so I covered it with straw..
|1/2 way there with straw over the dirt|
|Compost added and watering it down|
|Straw in my other beds as well|
|This is a gnarled up old dogwood tree - you know it has been there for a long time but the many twists to its trunk.|
|Tiny Ferns! Just adorable!|
|Meadow Picture - looking at the creek.|
|Quail - every morning the covey of about 20 of them troop through my yard.|
|Daffodils - the area has them everywhere and they multiply without any help usually.|
|Grapefruit and oranges|
And then - down in the meadow a herd of 8 deer - does and their teenagers who were born last spring. My herd keeps growing! And this morning, Casey was having a fit and when I looked out there was this gorgeous buck... he was not afraid of me and let me take a bunch of pictures of him.
|Does in the meadow|
|He is older with a large set of antlers|
|Posing for me - this is a very happy buck!|