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Episode # 1... Pondering the day away

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by Bill on January 02, 2004 07:17 PM
The further misadventures of Wild Willy, the Hillbilly Gardener

Episode One



The boss has been giving me a lot of grief lately...

It seems that she's been getting a lot of e-mails, complaining about the fact that I don't write my "Babblings" anymore.

She also eluded to the fact that I never updated my home page like I promised... and not enough pictures of my gardens and my projects... sigh......
She told me to start writing again, but she didn't say what I had to write about... so I'll just bore you with tales of the things I do!









Wild Willy
Yesterday, as I ventured out of the hollow log that I call home, I was appalled to witness two wayward Thrushes blatantly disregarding the rules against drag racing in the front yard! The little buggers must have been going 150 miles an hour!

Before I had a chance to intervene and explain the dangers of racing to them, one of the Thrushes lost control and crashed head on into the plate glass of the greenhouse.

I rushed to the scene of the carnage, expecting the worst. There in a snow drift, lay the Varied Thrush, unconscious but still alive. I did my best to keep him calm and warm...
Varied Thrush It was touch and go for a while, but after an hour of intensive care (and wandering around the garden with him) I am happy to report that my new found friend recovered and flew back up to his favorite Cedar tree. Hopefully, he has become wiser from his experience!

Moving right along...
For those of you who don't know much about me... you probably already know more than you'll ever want to!
I live in a hollow log, up in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. I spend a vast amount of time wandering through my forest and frollicking in the meadows with the Pixies and the Elves, and an occasional, cute lil Wood Nymph.

I came to my mountain in 1976, and since then I've slowly been creating my own little paradise. I've created thirteen gardens, fountains and ponds so far. I'll be showing you the gardens as well as my projects that are in the works in future episodes. My ideas about landscaping may not fit into your own yards and gardens, but maybe they will spawn ideas and dreams of your own!

The Park

My latest "bad idea" was to create a park down yonder. One day I wandered down to burn a pile of stumps that the loggers left behind long ago. I got a bit carried away! (we'll talk about that later....)

In the process of beating back the brambles and the brush I regularly come across cool boulders and stumps and logs and things. This has kept progress on the park moving slowly because I have to stop and move these yard art treasures into the landscape somewhere... (not to mention moving giant ferns that are in the way)

It's not always as easy as it sounds!!!! Sometimes I have to study these objects for quite a while before I figure out the best use for them...

I found these two Cedar logs (one is 4 ft, the other is 6 ft by 26 inch diameter) out in the woods where I'm growing my park... The heart of the logs have rotted out. Hmmmmmmm.... I could make a bunch of nice fence posts if I split them up...

I finally figured it out! Any guesses of what I did?

The further misadventures of Wild Willy, the Hillbilly Gardener

The further misadventures of Wild Willy, the Hillbilly Gardener

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by Jillie on January 02, 2004 07:25 PM
Bill! You've re-invented the wheel!!!! [muggs]

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by barleychown on January 02, 2004 07:33 PM
Planters? Full of fun stuff that trails...hhmmm...I need to go walk and see if I can find something like that!

Beeeeuuuuttifful bird!! [Cool]

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We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are.
by gardengal on January 02, 2004 07:53 PM
Did you make one into a bench by cutting off one side and turning it over?? Did you place them in a spot so that raccoons or foxes can use them as a den?? Images of Disney's Fox and the Hound are playing in my head now... [grin]

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Women and cats will do as they please. Men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
by catlover on January 02, 2004 09:32 PM
My first response was a bench....but then I think maybe a trellised swing would be great to sit and watch all the wildlife for hours! [grin]

How long are you going to keep us in suspense!!! [devil] Curiously waiting!
[kitty]

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by loz on January 02, 2004 09:42 PM
I'd use them as vertical planters and secure them in the ground....one on each side of the driveway.....I'm sure you have done something creative with them!!! [thumb]
by Bill on January 02, 2004 09:58 PM
quote:
Originally posted by catlover:
How long are you going to keep us in suspense!!! [devil] Curiously waiting!
[kitty]

Hmmmmmm.... I didn't think you'd be in such a rush to know! I was only thinking about adding to this forum every week (every Friday?) or so.....
Hmmmmmmm..... Maybe if I wake up early enough tomorrow and get all my chores done, I can post a pix of it for you! maybe.....

[Razz]

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by weezie13 on January 02, 2004 10:05 PM
Karen,
"If he says I'll tell you tomorrow"
You're in trouble!!! LOL

Weezie

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by Bill on January 02, 2004 10:07 PM
[devil] mwa hahahahaha! [devil]

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by catlover on January 02, 2004 10:40 PM
ROFL

Pleeeeeeease!!!!!  - [grin] [Smile]

Weezie how is that for suckin up! [Big Grin]
[kitty] [Razz]

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by weezie13 on January 02, 2004 10:44 PM
[thumb] [Embarrassed]
You're warmin' him up, I'll bet!!!!!

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by catlover on January 02, 2004 10:56 PM
Got a few more pix up my foreleg...... but I don't think I can post them here!!! [Embarrassed] Maybe i will PM them to him [grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

Catlover [devil]

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by Bill on January 02, 2004 11:20 PM
So..... If I told you what I used the logs for right now, I wouldn't have to say anything more until next Friday? Is that what you're saying? [dunno]

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by <LikesLadies> on February 27, 2005 07:30 PM
I bet I find out soon, cause he's on his way to my house LOL!! [flower]
by Sue Z on March 09, 2005 05:40 PM
Sooooooo, did ya' make planters? [Wink]

LOVE your stories Bill. [thumb]

Sue Z [Big Grin] [wayey]

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