|Picture taken from beneath the swing set in an attempt to capture the effect of the rising sun on the dewy grass.|
|Sunchokes, aka, Jerusalem Artichokes (Helianthus tuberosus) are a wild, perennial sunflower.|
|They produce edible tubers.|
Dosing the dogs
Today is the day I will de-worm the dogs. They get dosed with Pyrantel Pamoate suspension for intestinal worms and ivermectin for heart worms.
They will also get dose for fleas. I will change out the bedding in their house. I still have a bag of oak leaves from last year.
This is not a good day if you are a parasite on, or inside, one of the ERJ dogs.
Yup, I gotta dig a row. Mrs ERJ told me to. We are out of taters in the house.
I also need to head out the rest of the Brussel Sprouts. I am experimenting with the best time to head them. I headed out half of them Sept 20. I will do the rest today. It will not be a very good experiment because the deer ate many of the leaves from the plants. That will pollute the results.
Call a consultant
|The Befuddled Bombardier is my consultant for all things "Pets". He is more fun than a barrel of intoxicated monkeys.|
I am need of help on my guerrilla gardening project. I went to the local big box store to buy some clumping cat litter. There were about 30 different types of cat litter. I was baffled. Is scoopable the same as clumping? Everything had deodorants and enhancements. Does anybody make unscented, undeodorized, clumping cat litter?
I have to pull in an expert, shown above. He is already suited up for lobbing black walnuts and clayballs into swales.
Plant some acorns
The spring I married Mrs ERJ we planted an oak tree. I want to have some seedlings from that tree on my property where I can keep an eye on them. I planted many acorns from that tree over the years but I did not keep track of them. I cannot point at any specific tree and say "That one is a seedling of our 'wedding' tree."
I plan to plant these in five gallon nursery pots. Maybe ten per pot. I need to put screen over them to keep the squirrels out. Maybe I can keep track of these.
The red berries are from a Jack-in-the-Pulpit plant that got clobbered by deer. It was growing beneath chestnut trees.
Have fun out there. I have a long day ahead of me.