Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Sticks and Moss
by Callie on Tuesday, March 30, 2010
A big windy rain storm with thunder and lightning moved through last night and made a lot of noise especially with all the branches and stuff blowing against the house.
I thought a photo of some of the sticks might make a good photo for the blog. I saw the sticks, but what I really noticed was how large the moss on the trees has grown.
All these mossy trees remind me of the moss covered trees I have seen on trips through Washington state.
Washington has a much wetter climate that lends itself to lots of greenery. In fact one of the few temperate rain forest in the U.S.
Well, I was surprised by the exuberant green mossy growth up and down the trees, on the roof and pretty much where ever the moss has found a spot it likes.
I think moss is beautiful and when I ever get my garden going I would love to have moss growing all around in the garden. Of course I would need to find shady places where it could thrive.
I found this recipe for growing moss, how to grow moss for your garden, on eHow. I think it would add so much to the garden to have moss established to make the garden look like it had been there for a long time.
Chicken update: The hen is doing ok? No egg today. That's good. I would rather she healed herself up than produce eggs.
(March 30, 2009)
I need another trip to the quilt store.
[6 eggs today]
I have been searching around for different ways to discourage predators. I am not looking forward to visits from bears or any other hungry critters. The black bears are hungry in Spring after their winter sleep and may come looking for chicken dinners.