Monthly Archives: May 2017

This Article Says It All

We are trying for the same result in Clark’s Cemetery, only with no money.  5 million dollars would be nice.  Our cemetery is probably in worse condition than Poplar Grove was.  It is going to take a lot of work … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday 5/23

Alexander M. Benson died in 1867.  Sadly he his laying on the ground and normally hidden by Japanese Knotweed.  We are working diligently to eradicate it.  I wonder if there are any of his family still in Gloucester? He was born … Continue reading

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Family & Veteran Markers

Back in the cemetery today.  As expected the Knotweed was returning after the recent rain.  I’ve decided to change my plan of attack.  Family first followed by veterans, then the remaining areas.  After clearing around all veteran makers I took … Continue reading

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If A Branch Falls

While well-maintained trees make for a beautiful setting, the same can not be said for unattended trees.  Falling branches can damage tombstones, and roots push up on headstones, sometimes knocking them over.  Clark’s Cemetery is not alone in its battle … Continue reading

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Four Days

It took four days to whack down all of the new growth of Japanese Knotweed in Clark’s Cemetery. Now the issue is getting all of the knotweed clippings removed from the cemetery. There is a large pile from the November … Continue reading

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Second Assault On The Japanese Knotweed

I was back in the cemetery today with a full frontal assault on the Japanese Knotweed.  Based on the growth since we returned it will take two to three days a week to keep it under control.  Mr. Whittaker has … Continue reading

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Rich V Knotweed

Today was a test run for our new Ryobi 15 inch weed whacker.  The 40 volt Lithium battery gives it the power equal to a gas powered trimmer without the hassle of dealing with gas and oil.  Both the string … Continue reading

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