There are parts of our property that I have never fully explored. It is rocky and thick forest, so quite hard to penetrate in places. However, in the spring time it is not as overgrown and seeing through the trees tempted me to explore further at the weekend. It was actually a woodpecker that I… Continue reading The Forest Trail
It seems our issues with the beaver are not over yet. A couple of weeks ago we were horrified to find that the beaver had been back and totally girdled the oak tree. Now there is very little hope for the tree. Just under the bark is the phloem, which transports sugars produced in the… Continue reading Busy As A Beaver
So it seems our lumber “Jack” beaver is playing games with us. Two cameras and not one beaver picture this week. However, this was the scene off camera last week. And this is what we found this week. Gradually our birch trees are coming down! It looks like there is quite a meal left here… Continue reading Our Lumber “Jack” Beaver
The last few weeks we have acquired a new neighbour. We arrived to see that a beaver had visited and decided to do some engineering. We had a beaver visit us last year and had a bit of a snack next to the dock. It too was in the fall, about the same time of… Continue reading Busy Beaver
I posted early on about our old apple tree and how it is reaching the end of its life. We took down one large limb some time ago, so that it would not fall on the cottage, but there was still more to do. As I said before, I love the idea of apples at… Continue reading Apple Trees, Please!
We made our annual winter visit to the cottage a month early this year. We had a pile of snow last week and then warmer temperatures this weekend, so a perfect recipe to snowshoe in. It turns out that the winter has been so mild this year that this was the first amount of snow… Continue reading 3rd Annual Winter Visit
We are getting a beautiful display of colour with the leaves this fall. I read in August that our hot, dry summer could dull our fall colours, but that doesn’t seem to be the case at all. For sure, the trees did lose some leaves early because of the lack of rain, but we are… Continue reading The Leaves Will Soon Be Leaving