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scraping bottom

March 30, 2012

Neighbour Jay did indeed finish clearing out the rest of the salmonberry thicket

along the creek Tuesday, so this:

is gone, yielding to the much more photogenic creek,

which is the valley floor conclusion of this:


There is plenty of debris yet to clear, but I already have a spot next to a mini-beach

picked out for the hammock.  The clearing out also created a better view of this old

potting shed:

It’s charming in a way but dangerous in a more pragmatic way. It goes down soon.

So now all the ground we wanted scraped is scraped.  That opens up a dozen new

projects for us, to add to the dozens we’ve already started.  All our warm weather

work waits for us, as we wait for warmer weather to dry up the new swamps we’ve



And that will be soon.  It was sunny yesterday until it poured.  It’s sunny today.

O brave new world!  The outdoors calls and I must respond.  But first I think I’ll

take a nap.  Where’s that hammock?



I’ve added a new page at the top called “Data”.  It’s to let my friends at Vancouver

Island University have easier access to the weather records I keep for them.  You

are welcome to take a look, too.                

  1. March 30, 2012 9:24 am

    Oh, Allen – how BEAUTIFUL your creek is!! Arkansas, ironically known as “The Natural State”, is sadly getting more “unnatural” all the time; with agri chemicals poisoning the water in the flatlands, and fracking chemical polluting/destroying the water resources in the mountains, it’s getting hard to find ANY place that is still natural/unpolluted! You should be very pleased and grateful to have your little bit of heaven – CLEAN, GREEN, and UNPOLLUTED! When I come for a visit, there’s better be a guest hammock for me, too!

    • March 31, 2012 10:19 am

      I might be able to get a dozen hammocks along the creek.

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