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goin’ south

May 11, 2012

Sunday I’m driving to Seattle to fly to Kansas for my grandson Sean’s high school graduation.

All this week I’ve been putting a “roof” on the vegetable garden so the chickens can range

semi-freely without fear of crows, hawks, eagles and their ilk.  It’s going well . . .

. . . except for some gaps.


Yesterday Jude was planting some asparagus. She asked me to keep the chickens away. I was

certain I had rearranged the netting into an effective barrier, but the girls snuck back in.  Here

they are mocking me.


Jude said she wouldn’t tell anyone that they had outwitted me. I’d appreciate it if you wouldn’t



In the other garden, we’re planting strawberries and more blueberry bushes.


Sean is flying back with me to spend two weeks.  We’ll meet up with Jude’s younger son Nathan

in Seattle. The guys will be helping us put netting over the bigger garden.  And that’s very good

because it will require the digging of about 50 3′-deep postholes.  They’ll also be clearing this

pile of old hog fencing, salmonberry bushes and whatnot.  For now, we have it hidden behind

a beach umbrella.


It probably would have helped to unfold the umbrella.


So I’m off to fill some netting gaps.  I won’t be blogging while I’m in the states, but just before I

leave Sunday, I’ll put up some favourite posts of mine that you may have missed, forgotten or

consciously repressed.  I’ll be back soon to regale you with tales of my trip.

  1. Gordon permalink
    May 11, 2012 11:13 am

    Safe travels…and fun

  2. May 11, 2012 4:04 pm

    Hope that all travels will go well and cannot wait for travel stories. Loved this post. It was fun and I needed the chuckles, thanks and tell Jude hello for me as always!

  3. Chris permalink
    May 11, 2012 9:41 pm

    “Goin’ to Kansas City, Kansas City heah ah come! They got some crazy little …oops, you already got one of those!”

    Have a jolly good time, old chap!

    • May 13, 2012 7:55 am

      Thank you, Gordie, Beth and Chris. It’s going to be tough to leave Jude, but we’ll be gaining a grandson (briefly).

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