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Episode # 6.... Discovering Cedar Hill

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by Bill on January 25, 2004 09:09 PM
The further misadventures of Wild Willy, the Hillbilly Gardener

Back on track???



Hmmmmmm..... I seem to have gotten a bit off track with Episode 5, but I haven't figured where my track is supposed to be going anyway so I guess that it doesn't really matter....  -

Since I was telling you about the history of Cedar Hill before I was so rudely interrupted by that ice storm, I guess I will just continue where I left off....

My property is situated on top of a hill (elev. 1000 ft), nestled in next to Mount Haystack in the foothills of the Cascade mountains.

Mt Haystack

I first discovered Cedar Hill in 1976, four years after the loggers had finished making their mess. The loggers hadn't done any cleanup whatsoever and the property was covered with heaps of loggers slash and four years growth of brambles and brush.

Going for a walk in the woods always included a lot of hacking with a machete (or a chainsaw), but I still fell in love with the place and made the decision that Cedar Hill would someday become my home!
brambles and brush

For the next few years, we mainly camped here on the weekends and for a few weeks each summer. Slowly but surely we managed to beat back enough of the wilderness and created a few trails and clearings so that we could actually go for a nice long walk without a lot of effort and work.

The property is covered with a wide variety of deciduous and evergreen trees. I know of five different varieties of maple trees, as well as alders, three different willows, and wild cherries. There is an abundance of Red Cedar, Western Hemlock and Douglas Fir trees, some of which have now reached ninety feet in height. Several species of ferns and wildflowers, as well as many different wild berries also live and thrive here.
My woods

Although the populations of wildlife has decreased with every increase in the human population, I still enjoy watching all the critters and creatures that inhabit the hill and forest with me....
(Deer, bear, bobcats, cougars, porcupine, coyotes, racoons, flying squirrels, and many species of birds... just to name a few)

Doe a deer

Yep... I think I may stay around here for a while longer.....  -

The further misadventures of Wild Willy, the Hillbilly Gardener

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by Jillie on January 25, 2004 09:24 PM
Ah, Willy, Paradise! [thumb]

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by njoynit on February 03, 2004 09:56 PM
I like my wildlife too.
Had a squirrl up in tree over the trashcan & him was eating a piece of styrofoam.I wanted to ask him if it tasted good.I've seen one bobcat.see deer.hear cyotee.lots of birds

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I will age ungracefully until I become an old woman in a small garden..doing whatever the Hell I want!

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by jc2weho on February 29, 2004 03:52 AM
WHERE'S WILLIE?????

[scaredy] [scaredy] [scaredy]

IS WILLIE LOST SOMEWHERE?????

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by Bill on February 29, 2004 02:19 PM
Willy wandered off to work on new project, which turned out to be far more involved than expected....

I'm sure he'll be back soon!

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by Jillie on February 29, 2004 05:01 PM
Yay! [thumb] [thumb]

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by jc2weho on February 29, 2004 08:27 PM
Yahoo! Can't wait for Willie's next Adventure!

Thanks Bill [kissies]

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by Wild Willy on March 15, 2004 05:33 AM
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by njoynit on March 22, 2004 11:27 PM
yes do get back to the logging mess.I'm haveing some of that "mess" created down the road from us.I can now say..."turn in the big gapping hole in woods past firetruck sign"you really can't miss my turn now.they call it"deforestation"but not sure when& what year if EVER they do the "re seeding of trees"as they don't seem to NOT follow"leaveing other trees not logged intact".

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I will age ungracefully until I become an old woman in a small garden..doing whatever the Hell I want!

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by Sue Z on March 09, 2005 06:30 PM
"Several species of ferns and wildflowers, as well as many different wild berries also live and thrive here."

Oh I do love all of that Bill but am deathly skeered of the wild animals. [scaredy]

Sue Z [scaredy] [wayey]

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"WHEN IN DOUBT ... DON'T"
by darlene87 on August 05, 2005 01:52 PM
Bill, are you really as young as it says on your birthday? Or is that a mistype? Just curious.
Darlene
by afgreyparrot on August 06, 2005 12:39 AM
BILL

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Buckle up! It makes it harder for the aliens to suck you out of your car!
by afgreyparrot on August 06, 2005 12:42 AM
ooops....

Sorry, Darlene...
I meant to post this one...

BILL
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Buckle up! It makes it harder for the aliens to suck you out of your car!
by darlene87 on August 06, 2005 04:49 PM
Bill, I get it....you are an older man masquarading as a young person! Good job.
Darlene
by Meg on August 06, 2005 07:50 PM
Ah, I see what you were seeing for his birthday darlene. That is actually the gardenhelper's birthday. I recall him saying that is when this place was born. [grin]

Welcome to the forum!
Meg

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I reject your reality, and substitue my own!
My favorite digital camera photos that I took.
My family, garden, and a bunch of misc. photos!
by afgreyparrot on August 06, 2005 08:10 PM
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Bill, I get it....you are an older man masquarading as a young person!
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