Monday’s Rambles ~ 10 October 2011

Saturday we went up to Susanville, Ca to the Rails to Trails Festival ~ hand car races, chili cook-off, crafts.

Then drove to where my husband grew up, Litchfield…they have an awesome wildlife refuge up there and we thought we’d look for some date nails from the old railroad tracks too.

But this is what we found of the tracks that his dad used to ride ~

They pulled the tracks up! No more hunting for date nails…no more walking the tracks…why’d the pull the tracks?! Sell them for scrap? Big sigh.

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Yesterday we were busy with yard work ~ we yanked out what was left of two bush/trees from the side of the house along the driveway.

The previous owners put down at least 6″ of rock in there! Got the wheelbarrow out and shoveled rock to the front and side of the house…would rather have bark/mulch, but the rocks are there and free.

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Planted a Hypericum inodorum Mystical Red Star where three diseased dying elm trees where cut down…once the stumps are ground down I’ll plant more in that area.

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Had to replant some iris and mums to make room for the October Glory Maple tree coming on Thursday! Soon we’ll have the prettiest tree on the street! 🙂

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Also yesterday, I made 8 half-pint jars of Pepper Jelly using the jalapeño and serrano peppers my sister gave me from her garden.

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Made up 12 soy candles for a craft fair coming up in November…still have another 8 or 12 to make, but ran out of jars (made lots of jelly this summer).

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