Besides, it is a great time of the year for a walk. Last week I found dewberry plants in front of Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant and more in front of an IHOP restaurant. Go figure. Good fences make good neighbors and one of our first neighborhood projects was the construction of six foot cedar fences defining the backyard boundaries of all three houses. Mac, Phil and Dean dug post holes and poured Sacrete around the base of eight foot four by fours. While they joined the posts with two by fours, David, Danny and me nailed one by six cedar planks on either side in an open vertical lattice that allowed the wind to pass through the fence.
They were on half tracks with drum front wheels, later changed to duals with mud cleats and a front wheel drive. The rear contained an eight and a half foot diameter digging wheel with sixteen inch wide “buckets.” There was a conveyor belt running through the center of the wheel. When the earth was carried to the top, inside of the wheel two fingers knocked it out of the buckets and it landed on the conveyor.
It is the same beautiful, teaching garden for residents of Leon County and the surrounding area first established by David Marshall in 1999. It smells just as sweet, but it has a new name in his honor, recognizing his hard work and years of dedication, teaching residents, home owners, business owners, horticulturalists and others about horticultural practices and plants that are best for our area. A new sign was installed to mark the name change and dedication at a recent Open House event..
He had his first 30 goal season in 2015 16, bumped that up to 40 goals in 2016 17, then finished third in the NHL in scoring in 2017 18 with 100 points (39 goals, 61 assists), helping the Lightning win the Atlantic Division. Kucherov’s scoring touch has carried over into the Stanley Cup Playoffs; he has 59 points (29 goals, 30 assists) in 62 games. In his first 11 NHL seasons, he’s averaged nearly a point per game (799 points in 815 games).
In another misunderstanding in Mexico, conquering Spaniards first reached the eastern shore of a vast Gulf peninsula in the early 1500s. Striking inland they asked the Mayan natives they encountered what the name of the place was. Repetitions of the question did not help Mayans, not speaking 16th Century Castilian, replied with terms that meant don understand or don know The Spaniards, in their smug belief they were communicating, thought they had been given an answer in an oft heard response: ( don know They named the peninsula that; they also dubbed the people of the land by that name as well.