Coppiced wood makes one neat pile to be used in the wood stove next winter.
The small logs burn very well in the wood stove and give tremendous heat!
The building of the next pile is under-way.
Much of today has been spent cutting back the growth on the stream that carries the water into the ponds.
Che-Mousey-Bear has stayed in the Bog Garden with me as I worked, keeping me entertained… as you can see!
The lower pond looked like a Monet painting…
in the soft afternoon light after the storm.
As I worked silently along the banks of the stream, frogs croaked, mating, swimming and spawning in both ponds.
The spawn was visible…
and floated in big chunks across the water and weeds.
Willow and Dogwood was pruned back and cuttings inserted along the stream banks,
where they will root and keep the earth from being eroded by the ever-increasing rain…this is building resilience and adapting to Climate Change!
Birdsong filled the gardens all afternoon and Coltsfoot made an early show of yellow flowers in the gravel…
near the lower pond.
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