Every few years the horseshoe shaped road shared by two permanent residents and three summer visitors needs some work so last week father and son, Cliff and Tim, graded the road down to below the potholes and then added 9 double truckloads of road gravel making the road about three inches higher. It looks absolutely great now. Clicking on photos enlarges them.
The small evergreen near "Starry Night" was moved from the forest four years ago when it was about 4 inches high. It's doing very good in its new home.
Last year I scattered wildflower seeds and planted a few wildflower plants on some barren, clayey, and dry soil. They look pretty good this year and so far the deer seem to be leaving them alone.