Like any garden, there are ups and downs. If there was a year that was difficult for me, it was this one. I knew we'd hit this phase at one point but I didn't like it. It was a constant eye sore the whole year as we took out the old and put in the new. I could put in a plant to "cover" up the issue but then regret having to remove it later on due to construction. So this year the gardener hesitated often from purchasing plants. Instead he focused on birds and found that exciting. If anything, this has been the year of the bird and garden for El Presidio. So let's take a stroll down memory lane over the past 12 months and find out what happened around here.
And while I've reduced our breeding feral cat population to zero, there are 3 males that have earned their right to stay on the property. I just don't want them eating the birds. That gets me a little angry. Next year, I'll be posting once a week with updates from birding, travel and gardening adventures. Tomorrow another "Year in Review" update.