Eaton Rapids competed at Williamston. The women's team was getting thoroughly shellacced by Williamston. The score was 70-17, Williamston's favor when we left.
The throwers did OK. Belladonna threw 20 feet less than her personal record but she was very consistent at 25, 22 and 20 feet short of her PR. That was a very respectable performance for a 40 degree day and gusts to 25 mph.
Wildchild found her groove. She came within 7 feet of her PR. She was dancing on happy feet.
Kubota discovered that bicycle tires and glass do not play well together. I think he may have been showing off in front of his friends.
We finally got the chain to stay on. We suspended the bike from the garage rafters and drenched the chain with diffy lube and let it run for an hour. The chain is now limp enough that it does not walk off the rear sprocket.
The tensioner wheel showed up in the mail yesterday. It is now installed in the drier. Everything is happy there.
The War on Woodchucks
Woodchucks can also decimate a garden. 100' of newly sprouted green beans is just an hors-d'oeuvre to them.
A 160 body-grip trap, sometimes called a "Coni-bear" trap, set outside a fresh hole.
Asimina triloba). Corwin Davis of Bellvevue, Michigan determined that Pawpaws were pollinated by carrion flies. Further, he determined that hanging carrion in the Pawpaw thicket greatly increased the number of flies in attendance and significantly improved Pawpaw yield.
As reported earlier, Tom Molnar of Rutgers gifted me with a sampler-pack of seeds from some elite, blight resistant hazelnut selections.
|The Eaton County Coryulus germplasm repository.|
They make dandy, varmint resistant shelters for birds.
The apricot trees are about 30% in bloom. We are expecting 25 degrees F tonight and 24 degrees F tomorrow night. That does not bode well for the 2015 apricot crop.