Yes, today was another fun day on Mutton Hunk Fen. The project today was to finish planting 160 Oak trees. Of the 100 we planted today most were Water Oaks Quercus nigra. The rest were one of my favorites from a wood turning point of view, Southern Red Oak Quercus falcata.
About half of my day was on a tractor moving the trees from a pile onto a trailer. Then we took them out to the fields you saw last time and planted them in pre drilled holes. There was a lot of ‘healing’ them in since the wind up there is non stop this time of year. On the up side i picked up 50 discarded tomato stakes made from cedar. They will be great in the garden this year.
On the way home i had stopped and picked up 21 bags of sand (it was 3 for $10 so i was going for a nice even number so the girls at the register didn’t have to hurt themselves figuring what 2 bags would cost) plus 6 bags of cow manure. The sand will be used to enlarge and finish a patio out in the wild flower meadow. The manure will go into the veggie beds to balance them out a little. After loading all that i got home and just parked the truck out near where i will be using all of this.
Next week we get to build a parking lot just to the left of the building near the road. What fun!!!!!
Grenville (looking for the Tylenol)