Back for a week at the ranch after my trip to Williamstown for the memorial for James Fissel. Drove up from Boston in a steady snow storm and have a few pictures to prove it. The icicles at the hairpin turn above North Adams are a nice memory.
I did not realize how many birds come through the ranch in the springtime. They peck along the driveway and the upper terrace at the front of the house. This morning I saw a paid of our Canadian visitors make their stately progress the sky. A pair of ducks splashed down in the fire prevention reservoir under our own Mount Suribachi. MJ loves the baby quail that wander up the driveway.
I tackled the garden around the oak tree at the barn today. i cleared most of it and applied a generous dose of Preen. Rain is expected tomorrow. If I can keep the garden cleared, I can address the irrigation system and plant in the fall. MJ and I make a habit of driving around the far side of the garden to keep the grass down.