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What’s growing at the abbey

⬆︎ Dogwood in the woods

⬆︎ Though we do see honeybees, these days bumblebees do much of the work of pollination.

⬆︎ Baby peaches

⬆︎ I always forget the name of this.

⬆︎ Baby chickens

⬆︎ It’s thrilling to see the woods coming alive. Looking down through the orchard toward the back of the house.

⬆︎ The wires that run along the top of the eight-foot fence needed replacing. For the top wire, we used copper wire and good insulators. The wire should serve as a reasonably good horizontal loop antenna for the low bands of amateur radio, including the 80-meter band. The loop is almost 400 feet long. That’s a long antenna.


  1. Henry wrote:


    Friday, April 14, 2017 at 10:59 pm | Permalink
  2. DCS wrote:

    Agreed. More specifically, smooth hydrangea. Even more specifically, probably Annabelle. Some people mistakenly call the snowball bush, but that nickname is more correctly saved for viburnum, which is a summer bloomer with tighter bloom heads.


    Monday, April 24, 2017 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

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