Finally, our son Dave turned on the porch light. To our surprise, a red phase eastern screech owl, which had been perched on the open, bulkhead door next to the back porch, took off. No wonder the juncos had been jumpy. Periodic measurements of surficial soil MS showed significant decreases in MS values in the three treatments (two levels of Fe contamination and controls), with the greatest reduction in soils with the most contamination, and the least in controls. Three potential causes were suggested: Fe uptake by plants, magnetic minerals transformation, and downward migration of Fe particles. Some arguments for the first two causes were discussed; however, the third possibility was separately evaluated in the second and third experiments.
For low hedges try rosemary. Fragrant and tasty foliage is a treat to brush up against, it’s tough as nails, and evergreen to boot. Blueberry, blackberry and boysenberry also make great low hedges with beautiful blooms. Eri silk is made by ricini which feed on castor leaves. It is also known as Endi or Erandi silk. Due to the fact that manufacturing process of Eri allows the pupae to develop into adults and only the open ended cocoons are used for turning into silk, also popularly known as non violent silk.
Queen Elizabeth I loved little dogs. However, nowadays such “pocket beagles” are no longer bred. Sometimes unethic sellers use the term “pocket” to refer to ill dogs with poor, improper feeding with little nutrition to support health.. Still another interesting native August wildflower that is making a comeback is turtlehead. Once it flowered abundantly in our woods beside our stream, but it too is a favorite of deer and gradually turtlehead disappeared. Then, a couple years ago, our son Steve discovered a large planting of it, hidden by the field grasses, at the base of a wet seep above our driveway.
Because we liked the artisanal look of the sloes floating around and we’re lazy, we didn’t ever get round to taking out the sloes. Enjoy! It makes a lovely cordial for the winter months and works brilliantly in the place of cold medicine. Drinking a couple of glasses of sloe gin makes you forget you ever had a cold :).
Because these dogs were commanded by their shepherds from a distance, they have an uncanny ability to read the owner’s body language. Their ability to follow directions, whether in the form of a whistle or a hand gesture, along with this breed’s natural instinct to herd, made them valuable assets in the past where shepherds depended on these dogs, because back in time, the Industrial Revolution created a great need for lamb, mutton, and wool. Nowadays, these dogs make great companions as long as their owners are capable of channeling this breed’s energy and deal with their strong willed personalities..