Wednesday morning brought six more inches of wet, heavy snow, which weighed down the shrubs. I had to go out to the yew bushes in the front of this picture and the viburnum in the very back and shake the icy snow off of each branch to keep them from breaking and get them to stand up straight again. Then on Friday the weather was in the 50s and the snow started melting quickly..
Topped everything with some fresh grated Parmesan Cheese and Bella Vita Low Carb Pasta Sauce (Meat Flavored). I added a few sliced Baby Bella Mushrooms to the Sauce. Along with the great taste the Sauce is only 70 Calories and 6 Carbs! At the end of the post I left the product description for the Ronzoni Spaghetti and the Bella Vita Pasta Sauce.
6. Wood SorrelWood Sorrel is a plant that grows naturally throughout North America. It has no deadly look alike but it is often mistake for clovers. The tree at the center of this oil painting looked remarkably similar to our Pakistan mulberry in Santa Monica, California. A reprieve in severe drought conditions last winter boded well for a promising spring harvest 2016. Planted 10 years ago our Paki flowered abundantly with flappy, glassy leaves as big as your face.
: ) BioKult has Bacillus subtilis a spore forming bacteria, which is the only “soil organism”, per my reading. Bacillus subtilis is the bacteria in Natto (an Asian fermented soybean curd). I do not believe that BioKult is worth buying. One of the highlights of local efforts to help the homeless Homeless Connect happened in April. The event, organized by the Butte Countywide Homeless Continuum of Care, brought together hundreds of volunteers and dozens of organizations at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds to provide 675 homeless or near homeless people with wide ranging services including ID cards, free cellphones, bike repair, haircuts, health checkups and veterinary care for animal companions. Project Homeless Connect was held once before locally, in 2012, but organizers and participants said they like to make it an annual event..
That was the only time I went near the nest, but I continued to watch it from a distance. Soon the nestlings’ little crested heads were visible above the rim of the nest. At least one parent was on guard in the tall locust whenever I walked past. Those are the bad changes, but we still have over 200 species of wildflowers, 150 of which are natives. Wood nettle, which first appeared back in 2006 along our stream, has rapidly spread in the woods, creating a thick cover that keeps stiltgrass out. Jewelweed, also called touch me not, does the same where it is allowed to thrive.