Great fall project
Our second project was on October 28 2017 at Parker’s Revenge Landscape Rehabilitation (Minute Man Park). In the battle of April 19, 1775, British soldiers marched past the orchards heading west to Concord. Beginning in the early 1800s, number of cider orchards decreased due to the temperance movement. When Minute Man National Historic Park was established in 1989, several remnant orchards remained within the battle road unit. In 2003-2004, the park replants the Hartwell Orchard. In 2017, the park collaborated with the Lincoln Minute Men to replant the Hartwell Orchard as the earlier planting was lost to deer and rodent damage.
Our goal for this project was to get up long term deer, rabbit, vole, and weed protection around newly planted apple trees. For this project, we worked with the technical expect, Margie Coffin Brown whose an integrated resource manager at the park, robotics team and also within ourselves. For…
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Adrienne, Ardo, and Jeremiah getting the tree ready to be planted
This week, we worked at the Charlestown Navy Yard (CNY). During our week here we learned the importance of the park. The park during WWII was turning out new ships about every three months. Which the National Parks Service that should be preserved, the land area of the navy yard was diminished from when it was in working condition. The goal of our project was to help in the process of restoring the Commandant’s house garden to a welcoming place. Which we need to make sure we’re safe by wearing our personal protective equipment which consisted of safety glasses, gloves, long pants and our steel toe of safety toe boots. Our tasks for the project consisted of planting a drift rose, a magnolia tree, pruning back some lilacs, and weeding the brick pathway up to the Commandant’s house. The…
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I’ve had serious identity fraud problems
There was a time when you didn’t have to look over your shoulder to see if you’re watched. Privacy was as normal and real as paying the bills at the bank, or buying milk from the grocery. Those days are gone. You don’t need to go to the grocery to buy milk or enter the bank for paying the bills. Thanks to internet, they are just one click away.
But even if you can’t see anybody standing right behind you, you know they are there, watching every page you visit, every payment you make, and following your traces through the virtual world. Then they could easily steal your data, empty your card, build your profile and scan your everything till you have nothing private left.
Are you ready to face these scammers and protect your right to privacy? Here’s what you need to know!
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Good article on CA
Today is the 8th anniversary of Under Western Skies.
It’s too big a task to look back over nearly 650 posts and well over half a million words from the entire run. Focusing on year 8, though, it’s been good, and I’ve enjoyed covering a lot of territory with you.
Nature and wild places have been an important part of this blog since the beginning. This year I realized a longtime desire to see the Big Trees: the Coast Redwoods in northwestern California’s Redwood National Park.
In April, the wettest winter in recorded history turned southern California’s landscape a lush green, carpeted with tall grass and flowers, as in this shot made at Santiago Oaks Regional Park in Orange County, 30 miles east and inland from my house.
I also wrote about the spring bloom from Joshua Tree National Park, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and right here along the Los…
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Inspired to try growing edible greens this fall? You don’t need much space or time to do it. Plant them in garden beds or grow them in containers to make harvesting easy. Greens can be grown from either seed or seedlings — the latter will give you a jump-start on the growing season. To get started, use this guide to select the mix that best suits your taste.
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