Wednesday, October 07, 2009


Fred is Whacked!

Whacked Fred today. It's a little early, but the tree removers had started the process a few weeks ago. Good bye Fred! See you next year!


Friday, October 24, 2008


Fred Whacked!

Fall has officially arrived. I whacked Fred and his sister Rose today. It was a good year for them. Lots of blackberries and flowers. See you next year guys! Picture at Flickr.


Monday, October 22, 2007


Fred Again

It being a lovely Autumn day, I decided that it was time to whack Fred again. Here's a shot of Leslie standing amid the "harvest." Quite a pile!


Monday, October 24, 2005


The End of Fred

It was a lovely sunny day, and I decided it was time to whack Fred. Don't worry, he'll be back next year. Probably even bigger. This picture shows his largest branch. It's about 31 feet (~9,5 m) long and covered with prickly thorns. Good show Fred!


Wednesday, August 24, 2005


Fred Bush, Hero!

Ta other day, I was walking to the mailbox and noticed that Fred, my pet blackberry bush that lives behind the mailbox, had put on some berries. Good Fred! Leslie has been bad mouthing him since Spring, saying that he was taking over the whole yard. Well, he is a big boy. Like, he has runners over 10 meters long! And, he is taking over. That's just the way it is with blackberry bushes. They try real hard to succeed. So, later this Fall, I'll whack him! But, first, I picked the berries for Leslie. Good Fred!

Oh! Those pinky red flowers are on some rosebush. Leslie knows what kind it is. It's gonna get whacked too! [Insert maniacal cackle here!] Don't worry! I whack 'em every year, and they just grow even bigger the next year. Weird! CU!