Trail creation continues

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In my post of October 31st, I told you how Rundy started clearing a path through the Secret Garden and the woods. Since then he leveled some areas of the path with a mattock, chain-sawed some trees that were in the way (including a huge dead pine that had toppled across a path since the path was first created), and brush-mowed the remaining path through the Witch Hazel Grove. If you want to know what using a brush mower is like, Rundy will tell you about it here. Unhappily, I have been sidelined with a back spasm since November 3rd, and haven’t been able to walk the path since he finished it. I’m finally getting to that point, but now I’ll have to wait for a break in the weather. I don’t mind it being cold, but I don’t like to walk with freezing rain blowing in my face.

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Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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