Our Spring Mowing Session

The ragweed is over one foot tall already and Swallow-wort is everywhere. The Japanese Knotweed is spreading and in places its already four feet tall. I guess this cool, wet weather is just the thing for the spring flush of grass dairy farmers like to boost milk production.

We have lots of flowers, Night Scented Stocks are everywhere and their perfume combined with the Lilies of the Valley and Lilacs make a delightful almost intoxicating experience down The Oxbow right now.

We’ve carefully mowed around the stands of Stocks.
Barkley inspects the freshly mowed area!
Seven Goslings and parents enjoying The Oxbow Lake

We need help to maintain this park. mowing needs to be done at least three times a year to keep the prolific weeds down and allow the grass to grow.

The shorter grass keeps Lyme Ticks at bay, and that makes all our doggie friends very happy.

Barkley and Morgan on a rainy day. Hopefully, that pile of brush will be mulched pretty soon!

The Canal Corporation regard this very small strip of trail as a fairly low priority, so the Erie Canal Neighbor’s Association has contracted with a local business to brush-hog the area for us. It takes about four hours and costs approximately $200 per mow. So we could do with some financial help.

If you’d like to help us with a small donation (say just $5-10) please go to our GOFUNDME web page – here – https://www.gofundme.com/d2mfgs-ecna/donate

Author: Mike Caswell

I live in Fairport, and my home is at The Oxbow section of The Erie Canal. I fish, have a pontoon boat and like messing in boats. (see www.mud-skipper.com). I'm retired and enjoy every day living here with my wife Carol and our two dogs.

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