Temps were supposed to be in the high fifties today. The rain started earlier than predicted and ruined the day’s plan of burning a pile of trees and brush between my house and the branch. For those of you who don’t know the difference, a branch is a big ditch running to a creek that is usually dry except during heavy rains.
I planted a banana tree this spring. Apparently it really liked the spot I had planted it as it grew to around twelve feet tall. Several years ago I made a raised bed for my blueberries along the east side of the garden with composted wood chips and manure. Since the tree was too large to dig up and store, I cut it down to half a foot high right after the first frost. The research I had done recommended cutting down and covering with plastic and mulching well which I did with a couple of feet of sawdust. The plastic prevents water from getting into the corn and rotting it. Apparently my large mound was too good to pass up for my 3 hooligans. As I walked by the mound on my way to the rain gauge I noticed the middle of the hill was dug up and little pieces of plastic were scattered all around the mound.