Digging Up the Pipeline

A garden needs water. I want to have the water on an automatic system in order to water the plants on migraine days and days when we are away from home.

The previous owner laid a line that goes from the patio/driveway area to the garden bed area. We had new water lines laid out last year – I can now merge those lines.

Trimmed some live oak in my way. That looks like a bush. It’s all clippings.

Came across some big rocks. Some weigh as much as 20 pounds. Good exercise for the day.

 

Checked on the drip system line on the north side of the property. Since I had my clippers with me, I trimmed a bit there too. The delicate flowering tree to the right of the bridge.

To be continued..

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Water, water, flower, and tree.

Mom got me a cool water hose.  It expands when it’s full of water, shrinks when water isn’t in it.

It’s a rather delicate tool.  Having broken one before, I decided to make a little bucket, to store it.

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Safety razor blade, next to bucket.   Ready!

I used the razor blade to make one of the holes larger.  Cool.

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I have a barrel on the garden patio, primarily to water the compost. Secondary to help with planting. I put a “bubbler” on the hose so I don’t have to hold the hose while the barrel fills.

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Spearmint and tobacco plant, soaking in water before I transplant.

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This is a resin cast squirrel. Damit was unclear about it.

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Wore my grandmother’s hat!

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Teeny flower. A few bloom.  Has a very short blooming period.

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Barrel done!

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Dang critters made a big hole in the area where logs are waiting to get split.

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EWWWW! I hate having to do this! I filled the hole with dog poop. I strongly encourage the squirrels to relocate. Can’t argue with proven results.

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Went to Oceanside later. These trees are in bloom.  Have no idea what it’s called.  Will upload the pics to an app, which will hopefully identify it.  Would like a couple on our property.

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One flower pod.  Any ideas as to the name?

To be continued…