Something to avoid on the water.
As good a video as I could get, since I didn’t want to get any closer: https://youtu.be/ezt2ksMwz8I.
Stay tuned for great blue herons and a red-bellied woodpecker.
Gretchen and the LeConte Pear tree.
We might get some pears this year.
Thanks to the cousin who gave this tree to us.
And the nineteenth century cousin who found it. Here’s a story about that. Margie Love, Coastal Courier, originally 16 September 2007, updated 26 September 2011, Liberty’s LeConte pear was once famous.
When you live in a fire forest, you must burn every few years. We caught up on about 23 acres of burning of piney woods, seepage slope, and swamp. All this was inside concentric rings of firebreaks, with no danger of it escaping off our property.
Don’t worry, for the wildlife there are plenty of brambles and woods and swamp unburned this year. More next year. And quail, gopher tortoises, and other wildlife don’t like the woods too thick anyway.
For why we burn, see Continue reading
Here’s why we should have burned this patch last year, but unfortunately weather didn’t cooperate.
If we didn’t burn, eventually what we’d get would be an uncontrolled wildfire with much worse flareups than that.
Somebody always complains about burning woods. Let the Longleaf Alliance explain the benefits of fire in a southern pine forest.
It started easy this year. Continue reading
Our restaurant customer came to pick up some produce.
You’ll be able to eat these greens and grits at 401 West, St. Marys, GA. Continue reading