Yes. 11 lb Winter melon harvested yesterday. I carried it home on my shoulder , nice saddled on my shoulder
He has become your pet …
That Skunk is either stupid or very hungry.Could be smart too,knowing that he’ll get a meal and out of jail.
he needs to get a ride about 10 miles away. release at a state park or sanctuary.
Tippy does not want skunk perfume in her car …
@Bradybb I tend to think skunks are stupid. I have had the same skunks getting in my traps on several occasions. I just gave up.
However, I still want to catch that opossum.
ive transported many in the bed of my truck with no sprays but in a car or suv i wouldnt chance it either. they also carry lice and fleas.
And now you told me.
Got another skunk this morning because I forgot to close the trap last night. This one is different from the other one. This one has a lot of white fur, more than others that I have caught. It was quite pretty.
I think I have “mastered” un-cage a skunk. It was raining this morning (all day rain, in fact). I had to hold an umbrella in one hand and hold a tarp on the other hand. I approached it from one end of the trap (the panel was down so it would not see me)
Dragged the trap from under the tree and flipped it over, opened both end, all with one hand. I could not grabbed a camera in time before itvran away. This ipone was a pretty skunk.
Is it necessary to flip the trap over,to open the doors?
For my type of Havaheart trap, the answer is yes. Because when you lift the wires that lock both ends of the trap up, the trap doors still stay down.
Squirrels will likely know enough to push themselves through unlocked doors. Skunks seem clueless. I have to flip the trap upside down so the doors stay wide open. With that, some skunks still took a while to realize their freedom and sashay out.
If it were a squirrel, it would ran out like a bat out of hell.
The same skunk this morning.
Here’s the trap with the locks on both ends lifted.
It would take a skunk a long time to figure that he can push himself out. I don’t have time to wait around so I flip the trap up side down for it.
My new favorite Euro plum, Vision. It is a late, tasty plum bred in Canada.
Very sweet, very large and ripens now in zone 6a. It is quite resistant to cracking, even this rain-soaked year.
It is larger than a large egg.
@BobVance - do you like yours?
@alan - do you sell this tree? If not, you should.
The guy that posted about suns spot activity? Must have taken his ball and gone home.
Solar maximum sometime in 2025.
The thing about good prune plums is most of them are delicious once the flesh turns amber and brix gets somewhere north of 20. I have grown vision in the past but for some reason settled on Valor and Empress as my late plums, I think Vision didn’t bear as consistently for me as those two. I’d be happy to try a stick and test it again. I’m also going to find a spot for some Seneca, which ripens in early to mid August and is big with extraordinarily good flavor and texture. I left some good sticks on a tree where I tasted it this year for the first time in a while.
I think it is worth grafting this variety. I grafted it on a Coe’s Golden Drop tree. That tree also has mirabelles and French Improved. So, I do not know what cross pollinate Vision.
My experience is limited but where I’ve had problems with plum cross pollination is between plums from the same breeding program, presumably because their genetics are close.
where did you source vision?
From a good friend.
On a normal year, FI is very tasty. This year, it has been mostly bland with a few sweet ones. Vision, on the other hand, are mostly tasty. I can’t wait to taste it in a normal (read - not so wet) year. Both have soft texture when ripened.