Life on a family farm
in the wilds of
Upstate New York
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Saving the Mugo
We had a nice little Mugo pine down in the village. Alan bought it for me, and it grew quite nicely. We missed it when we came here, so he planted this one fifteen years ago when we made the Long Lawn.
It has grown and grown and gotten nice and fat. Catbirds, Song Sparrows, and the Willow Flycatchers love it in summer....it makes a fine staging area. It was thriving....
Until yesterday when it underwent a severe pruning. You could throw a cat through it now if you were so inclined.
You know you have married well when your significant other not only takes a bar of Irish Spring out to hang it for you, but also shaves his head...in the middle of the winter...... and donates all his hair to the deer repellent effort. Now we wait and see if it all works. If not Jade has a couple of ideas......