Sunday, June 20, 2010

Weekend of rain

  Last weekend we had 3 days of rain solid. The plants all spruced really took off, and Ive been pulling weeds for a couple hours at a time several days a week.  We just bought 2 gallons of round up and I went through the first bottle in an hour yesterday.  This was with selective spraying mind you.  We do have some monster weeds around here. 


Tucker took the opportunity to place himself in a strategic position to supervise my weed pulling. Only a light drizzle falling at this point.

  But in addition to the weeds, the wildflowers and tall grass are very happy, and as a result so are the horses, deer and elk.

Rattlesnake Roundup

  Lori called me at work to report that there was a snake on the front porch, and she thought it was a rattlesnake.  She got the dogs in the house before they discovered it, and she very bravely trapped it with an overturned garbage can to await my inspection.

Sure enough, it was a rattlesnake, as you can tell by the upturned tail above.  Although I hated to do it, he was dispatched shortly.  These guys are mean, and don't like to back off.  Maybe sitting under the garbage can for a few hours did that.