Sunday, March 14, 2010

possible pollinators...

My friend Maria from Sul Ross came south today to check out the blooming Cat's Eye plants. She has counted over 1000 individuals growing on my 60 acres. This afternoon, we positioned ourselves next to the largest plants on my property to observe what bugs might be pollinating them.....bees and ants so far.









Here and there - the rest of the day was about clearing the west end of the greenhouse and prepping for rain tomorrow. Cleared out the woo room and re-located all my tools and parts to the NW container. Moved 18 sacks of concrete mix (including 6 congealed bags to my little dam by the pump) to make way for some perimeter foundation work. Nice diversion from working on the roof system. 68,95,33,0

5 comments:

OGT said...

18 bags of concrete? and tools and stuff? wow that is a lot of moving. I was looking through your blog and noticed you've lost some weight and look like you have been moving around faster and are fit. It would be interesting to hear your account of where you started health wise and where you are today.

Texmom said...

I love wildflower and keep up with the ones that grow in my neck of the woods (Central East Texas), but not a scientist like this lady. More power to her!!

Gavin said...

Funny how projects involve moving so many things from one place to another.

John, one of these days you need to get a local band out there for a performance in the greenhouse. It looks like you could hang some nice lighting in there and seat a dozen or two. It could make an interesting venue.

Wayne said...

Just checked out Benita's Facebook page and enjoyed. What a pleasure it must be to befriend such a special creation. Love the picture of the cats eyes, only in a desert can we ever find such odd beautiful plants!

Allen Hare said...

You're becoming quite the botanist.

The ol' greenhouse looks pretty good all cleaned up.