Caught this pretty brook trout below the dam at Center Hill on the
Good day. Caught several crappie, stripe, and trout. Harry
Murphy went too.
Monday morning at BiCenntennial Mall, Oct. 6th. Crabapple
don't know how to tell the difference in fall and spring. When
days get about equal to the nights they are programmed to bloom.
Crabapple buds are so pretty.
I had to trap the groundhog that was eating up the dropped bird food
it had dug a hole under the house. Just too much damage one could
do the the insulation and heating ducts. His new home at Shelby
is much better.
Friday my friend Paula and her friend Paulette met me at Farmer's
for lunch and afterward we visited the History Fair at BiCentennial
Here they are posed with Abe Lincoln. Great exhibits all over the
place. Lots of kids.
Saturday the 11th and I worked hard planting turnips, left, garlic,
and onions, right. you can also see the various lettuces that
planted earlier coming along. I used Jim Taft's little tiller and
it did a great job. Thanks, Jim.
Those are the turnip rows on the left. I planted the kind with
turnips, not just tops, so I'll have to thin it later or they won't
Good crop of Swiss Chard still, middle, and some tomatoes, right, still
Still lots of pretty blooming plants at Shelby Bottoms. Saw these
asters Tuesday morning.
Also saw this lovely thing. According to Susan Stahl, our
wild flower expert, it's a Liatris.
These are my favorites. I love yellow. A common Primrose,
th. Picked a hugh load of butter beans at Travis and James'
Also used Dave Dawson's big tiller to make a new garden spot.
Doesn't look like much work, but the lawn is covered with crab grass
it's really hard to dig it out. Also struck this old telephone
anchor and tried to dig it out. No go. Just have to cut it
off next time. Worked over 6 hours finally getting the plot ready
I'm really glad the tiller stalled when it hit this thing. Hate
hurt DD's machine.
Travis started labor Saturday afternoon, so we kept Zinnia while they
down to the Farm in Summertown to the midwife. Elizabeth Mae was
born at 11pm on Sunday night. She looks just like her
Just kidding, she was lucky and got her mother and grandmother's
Tuesday morning at the pond at Shelby Bottoms. Dawn is here and
cold and still. Pond is less than half full. Need a good
Thursday morning at the same site, but earlier. It can be so nice
to be up very early and all alone in a place like this.
Saturday I tried my favorite method of fishing for crappie at
Priest--small cork and jig on my fly rod.
Caught this one lone crappie and let it go. Sometimes I think you
mostly catch the slow learners. All the smart fish keep their
Sunday Harry and I tried the mouth of the Harpeth River where it
into the Cumberland. We put in at Dozier's restaurant.
two pretty good crappie, but it was very slow in between bites.
We saw the biplane in front towing a glider. Later we saw the
sailing lower and lower until it disappeared behind some trees across
Cumberland. Hope it found a nice place to land.