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June 13, 2020

Saturday Gardening and Puttering Thread, June 13, 2020 [KT]

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Hello, gardeners, putterers and dreamers! Hope you are having a fine June day. The lovely photo above is from 40 miles north.

We have learned that one valued member of The Horde has a special video talent. Namely, PointyHairedBoss:

I love the Saturday gardening thread, I always look forward to it. Although I like gardening, puttering is my preferred activity.

What caught my attention this week were the photos of the Rose-breasted Grosbeak & monarch butterflies both of which frequent our place near Parry Sound Ontario. I'm not sure you have a use for videos in your thread but I captured both on my slo mo camera. Until I caught the Grosbeak in slo mo I didn't realize it has a pale red colour under its wings which can be seen in the clips in the Bird Compilation video.

Yes, we have a use for videos. These are beautiful.


Insects. Mostly butterflies:

Bird compilation:

He also sent some photos, but I'm only posting the tractor today, as part of our ongoing Tractor Series. Too much good stuff.

Tractors

PointyHairedBoss:

For the tractor fans, the Kubota keeps our half mile long driveway in the open in the winter, mandatory for living in the bush.

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Illiniwek:

This Zetor tractor gets the most work around here.

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4WD ... used this old Allis Chalmers planter for the first time a couple days ago to replant some corn.

$1500 delivered seemed OK, all works well, nothing fancy.

This pic shows Bloomberg doesn't know farming, since he said "dig a hole, put a seed in... "

A no-till coulter cuts a path, the disk openers open the slot to drop the seed in, then the last wheel closes the slot. No digging.

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Gardens of The Horde

Illiniwek:

Some yellow flowers by the porch ... chickens like to hang out under the porch, in the dust.

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Anybody want to identify the flowers? The chicken?

As we near the summer solstice, some flower shots from Willow's Apprentice, from early May:

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And from Diogenes, shots of his Japanese Maple, taken over 7 days in April:

I just love the tree and how it starts out red and orange before transitioning to green.

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Do you still remember April?


What's going on in YOUR garden?

If you would like to send information and/or photos for the Saturday Gardening Thread, the address is:

ktinthegarden
at g mail dot com

Include your nic unless you want to remain a lurker.

Random: Turtle as garden

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