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Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Greg's Project, berries and Zinnia's

The French Mulberry is covered in beautiful purple berries that the birds will love now that the weather has started to turn a little cooler. This grows by our back fence next to my clothesline. The Mocking birds will chase each other all over the place for these berries. I've never seen a Mocking Bird that was good at sharing anything.

I decided to take a few more pictures of the Zinnia's in my garden to show how long they last. I've got to be sure to plant a LOT of these next Spring so that I can enjoy them all summer long next year.

This is Greg's Mead Project. Last night he decided that it was ready to be strained and bottled up. I was glad that he decided to do this outside as he made quite a mess. While I was out there taking pictures and watching him strain it all I was amazed at how many fruit flies appeared out of no where along with quite a few yellow jackets. I came inside once the yellow jackets showed up as me and bee stings do not mix well. Greg has had so much fun making this stuff - I hope it's fit to drink after all the time and money he has invested in it.


  1. Mockingbirds don't even want another creature in the same yard! A neighborhood cat was under my cottonwood tree a few months ago, and a mockingbird kept diving down to chase him away. The cat tried to be brave, but, finally, just gave in to the mockingbird and jumped into the neighbor's yard. Thanks for visiting me today! I'm so glad that I found your blog.

  2. have lots going on...How did the mead turn out? I don't like bees or yellow jackets either...a couple of months ago, I was stung by two wasps at the same time...not fun...but the pain went away after a few hours...When I can, I try to carry a spray bottle of water..and spray it in their direction...they think it's raining and go away!!!...but you do have to spray water q uite often...The blooms are beautiful!!!! Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)


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