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  •  Another tidal pool lover, O'diver (15+ / 0-)

    who appreciates your fine photos.  your clear prose also makes me hungry for mussels, maybe sauted in white wine and spices, with warm bread.

    Other PNW bucketeers have already described our painfully dry winter.  

    I'm getting yard work done every day in the dry weather.  I dug up a damaged elevated bed, and now I'm staring at the 50 tree roots poking up from the ground, poised to infiltrate the new bed.  Maybe  I'll put down a steel hull for the new bed.

    “The answer must be, I think, that beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there.” ― Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

    by 6412093 on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 10:09:09 AM PST

    •  Try that black fabric that comes in rolls. (12+ / 0-)

      I forget what it's called, but you can get it at the gardening dept of hardware stores. Lay that down under the dirt of your raised bed. I've had good luck with that, holding back intruders. In places I've cut holes to plant new shrubs, and that's invariably where invaders appear.

      Yah, mussels are yummy. And at this time of year we don't have to worry so much about red tide. I still remember a multi day field trip I took some students on, long ago, out to one these wilderness beaches. They wanted to collect and cook up some mussels. I reluctantly allowed it, even though I wasn't sure about the red tide status in the area. We all tested by rubbing the mussels on our lips, waiting a bit to see if we felt numbness. When I think back to some of the things I did in my youth, sometimes I'm horrified. A trip like that, miles of walking away from help, no cell phones - wouldn't happen these days, period. We had a good time though. They still remember it too.

    •  I dug a trench about a foot deep about 3-4' from (8+ / 0-)

      my garden beds to cut off & keep out the hickory tree roots. Boy they love my rich garden soil

      "You are what you write, not what you look like."

      by PHScott on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 04:04:30 PM PST

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