Friday, April 16, 2010
Miracle in the Bluff Country...
If you've been following this blog for a while (in spite of the Shepherdess's sporadic posting!), you may remember how excited I was about planting my Snow Crab Tree two years ago. And how very unhappy I was when my sheep got into the backyard (TWICE) last summer and girdled it. Everyone knows that trees can not survive having their trunks girdled (the bark removed in a circle, completely around the trunk. I had been so excited about planting that tree and so looked forward to the blossoms. ..
Well, it looks like girdling trees doesn't always kill them!
Apparently, the TLC I provided, helped my little tree survive. I still can't believe it! Right after the girls chewed the bark off the trunk, I wrapped the trunk in plastic for a week and then removed the plastic and wrapped it with an Ace-bandage for the rest of the summer and fall.
Somehow, that little tree reminds me of me.
It keeps getting beat back.
It keeps almost not making it.
It was supposed to die.
But it keeps coming back.
One of these days, it may even blossom!
In the meantime...
The girls are getting fat.
"No need to make comparisons to the Shepherdess!:"