Friday, August 13, 2010
Today's picture shows a ship docked in Brooklyn New York. The picture was taken in the late 1800's. It shows lots of detail of the city and people. You can see the Brooklyn Bridge in the background.
I enjoyed all the interesting comments yesterday. Justin apparently is an internet detective and did some research on me . . . to the point of finding my house on Google Earth. From the Satellite image, he noted that I had a security fence, and a gated entrance, and was curious why that was necessary. OK, I will explain. When we were first building the house, we planted a lot of trees. Well, the deer came in and scraped the trees and killed them all. When deer are losing the velvet on their antlers, which happens every year, I guess it itches, and they find trees to scrape their antlers on. This kills the trees. In addition, the deer were eating all our other landscaping. So, we realized that if we were ever to have any luck growing things, we would need to keep the deer out. The second issue is that we wanted to have chickens and peacocks. There are a lot of varmints like raccoons, fox, skunks, and bobcats in the area, so we needed to keep them out as well. The third reason was that I was concerned that being a school teacher, students sometimes will play pranks on teachers with petty vandalism. So, the combination of these issues led to get a security fence built. It is an 8 foot, no-climb fence, with barbed wire on the top. This keeps both the deer and the varmints out. In order to make it easy to get in and out, the gate is automatic, and activated by a little remote control in our cars. It also has a combination keypad on the outside. So, the real reason for the system is to protect the landscaping, and Chickie Town.