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Diary of a Boy Gardener

We are in the Berkshires, the beautiful rolling hills of western Massachusetts where the season is short and the frosts sometimes win. Visit Sally and David's Gardens and see how two old farts spend their time helping what plants they can find their place in this world.

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Location: Hinsdale, Massachusetts, United States

Retired Service Engineer. Installed and repaired diagnostic x-ray equipment. Trained and supported others doing the same thing.

Thursday, May 29, 2003

The rain has continued on and off and is scheduled to hang around another several days. The sun is out at the moment, but Sally and David already had a pretty busy day out there. Today and the Tuesday they cleaned out the south and east sides of the cottage in preparation for the big driveway upgrade, which means farmer Ronnie scuffs everything off, and changes the pitch and grade away from the wood shed and then black plastic and 3/4inch stone go down. So the edges first. Many wheelbarrows hauled away, lots of plants split and potted for those who stop by.
But the best treat of all was to notice that to the east, on the other side of a field, near the tree line about 150 yards away foxes frollicked in the grass. Looks like 3 or maybe 4 young ones with a mamma. Not exactly red, more tan and brown and white and black and red. They were spotted first thing in the morning, then after lunch, both times in the same place, so their den must be near by. This may explain why not a single rabbit has been seen this year, when normally there are 1/2 dozen or more in the yard.
The lawn is screaming for the mower, so later.....


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