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2006 Pictures
Trail to the swamp from IGA side




The first order of business was just getting out to the swamp. (The last time I did this it was at noon, and I almost died climbing up and down over the tangled grass in the hot sun.) A little weed whacking made it a piece of cake to stroll out there.













You can see the weeping willow tree at our closest corner. Behind it are our cypress trees.










Here are the tools I tested. The new weed whacker, with just the string head it came with, cut thru the California grass pretty easily. (It was the crack of dawn for coolness, and I don't know how the noise traveled to the neighbors.) The hook knife taped to a stick was an easy way to pull the grass out of a tree. You can see the one tree I cleared. A good first day's stab.


Click to go on to next page, views from high in the mango tree .