Carrots are a staple in our household, easy to grow and I suspect will grow well in the same location the swiss chard is being planted. A south facing bed will serve as home to these growing edibles until they are picked for our consumption.
I have checked with a local garden center to insure they have stock of plum trees for our selected tree to grow this year. I believe this is a wonderful choice of a tree as it will provide some shelter, shade and food for our local wildlife and provide plenty of fruit for our own tables as well. Planting a fruit bearing tree also benefits a species of concern, our honey bees.
If each of us took the time to plant and care for a new tree perhaps we can collectively make up for the many trees which have been torn down in the area. I drive by a particular location on the outskirts of Cornwall, Boundary & Glen Road, (in above image) which ripped out a number of trees for the new overpass being built.
In this Boundary and Glen Road location a couple of weeks ago, I drove by a dead beaver on the road, obviously hit by a car. I have driven on many roads in cities and in the country over the years and never witnessed a dead beaver on the road. As the area North West and North East of this intersection is filled in wetland this shouldn’t be of any surprise. The dead beaver is an obvious reminder of the results of man’s intrusion on other species’ territory. This brings to mind the wise words of Chief Seattle, “All things are connected, whatever befalls the earth, befalls the sons of the Earth.”
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