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Episode # 8.... A Scavenger Hunt

Willy's Place » The Further Misadventures of Wild Willy
by Wild Willy on March 24, 2004 08:40 PM
The further misadventures of Wild Willy, the Hillbilly Gardener
The Scavenger Hunt!!!

Never let it be said that I ever get carried away when I go to work on a project. I stick with the bare basics, make sure everything is square and true, and follow my original plans to the letter!

For some strange reason, our lovely hostesses have gotten the idea that I have been up to something during my recent absence, and are insisting that I tell them what it is....
I guess that the wise thing to do is to come clean and let them see what "it" is, even though I really don't think it's anything that BIG!

A few years ago, I built a small arbor to support the new Honeysuckles I had been given. (There was more to it than what was in this photo)
Basic arbor

The arbor was a nice place to sit and enjoy the aroma of the flowers growing nearby, and to marvel at the magnificence of the forest and mountains that created the backdrop for this area of my "sitting" garden.

Through the arbor entry

Unfortunately, last January, Mother Nature decided that my area was in need of a major ice storm which did considerable damage to my plants, and managed to turn my little Honeysuckle arbor into a pile of kindling!

Arbor kindling

Due to other obligations and ongoing projects, the repairs to the arbor were a low priority for me until I realized that one of the Clematis that had grown over the arbor was beginning to come back to life. Well.... I have always enjoyed working on garden projects, so it wasn't too hard for me to move the repair job back to the top of the priority list...

I had no particular plan of action, other that I thought it might be a good idea to utilize some of the smaller Vine Maples (which had been smooshed to the ground in the aforementioned ice storm) to "repair" the damaged arbor to a point that it would at least support a few vines. With chainsaw and machete in hand, I wandered out to the woods to harvest and salvage a few of these trees and anything else that might be of use.....

Vine Maples

The Vine Maple poles were plentiful, and it didn't take long to cut and trim a decent size pile of them!

But.... for some strange reason an old log, buried by brambles and brush, caught my attention. It was one of those ancient growth Douglas Fir logs that had been wastefully left behind back in the 20's, when the loggers first came to Cedar Hill. It was 160 years old (when it was cut down... I counted the rings!), two feet in diameter, and 24 feet long.... Hmmmmmmmmmm.......

ancient growth log160 year old Douglas Fir

NO Willy... NO!!! Forget that log... and don't even consider trying to drag those Cedar logs out of the woods either!!!
Be smart... stay with your plan for quickie repairs....


Cedar logs

To be continued......

by weezie13 on March 24, 2004 09:16 PM
OOOOOOOOOOh, Geesh, you're torturing [nutz] me here!!! [Frown] [Razz]

I gotta know, [shocked] I gotta know!! [shocked]


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

by loz on March 25, 2004 05:23 AM
NO FAIR Bill!!!! [Frown] You can't just throw a morsel at us like that and expect us to wait... [Razz] Well I guess you can since you run things, but that just is mean, oh the torture you are putting us through.....

When are you telling us the rest?????? [Smile]

Soon, right? [dunno]

Pretty please..... [kissies]

We're waiting..... [lala]
by Wild Willy on March 25, 2004 06:35 AM
Gee Weezie... Gee Loz... You know how terrible I feel about making you wait to see what I'm doing, but ya see, we have a couple minor problems standing in the way....

First and foremost is the fact that I don't even know what this "thing" is yet, so I don't know what to tell you it is.

Secondly... it's not even done, so I can't show you what it is, (but I can tell you that it gets everyone who drives down this roads attention!

Perhaps when it's done you guys can help me figure out what I did, and then we can figure out what to name it and we'll all know....

I can tell you that it's bigger than a breadbox.... does that help?

by Phil and Laura on March 25, 2004 06:00 PM
GEEZ, I don't know which is better! Bill's writing...or..watching the Hostese's squirm!! [grin]
by catlover on March 25, 2004 06:23 PM and Bill may enjoy making/watching us squirm....but watch out WE get EVEN!!!! [grin] [devil]

[kitty] [lala] [Big Grin]

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by loz on March 25, 2004 07:12 PM
Well said Karen, yep she's right!!!LOL
[Big Grin] [Razz] [thumb]
by weezie13 on March 25, 2004 09:19 PM
I dont' squirm Phil!!! [Frown] [Embarrassed]

[Wink] [Big Grin] [Razz]

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

by Phil and Laura on March 25, 2004 10:28 PM
[Razz] [Razz] [Razz] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] Yousa krakin' me UP [Roll Eyes]
by Phil and Laura on March 25, 2004 10:33 PM
HELP BILL, HELP>>>THEY ARE COMENCIN' to pick on a Felllow Hillbilly!! [scaredy] [scaredy] [scaredy] [gabby] [Razz] [Big Grin] There I told Bill on Ya!
by catlover on March 26, 2004 02:03 AM
[Big Grin] PHIL: You think Bill is coming to your rescue.... [Big Grin]


Bill KNOWS better....and definitely knows what I am capable of!!! [grin] [devil] [Big Grin]

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by Sue Z on March 09, 2005 06:43 PM
WHUT?! WHUT?!! [Roll Eyes]

Tell me more, tell me more. [teacher]

[Big Grin] Ya'll are crackin' me up! [Big Grin]

Sue Z [Wink] [wayey]

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