Saturday, March 24, 2018

farm girl and stuff


Well, wasn't I the optimistic one. The chair rail and crown moulding did not get finished and the glass did not get installed last week. Oh well. Thursday they worked over at the house on the other end of the street who is also waiting for the plumber and said plumber had said he might be available Thursday and they need more important plumbing work than we do and so I thought that Bill the plumber had in fact showed up but I was wrong about that. They worked on her carport which is leaking and Rocky, because he isn't busy enough, got a call from his mother-in-law about some work at her house and could he take care of it so he left town Thursday afternoon for West Texas.

I did stuff Thursday but I couldn't tell you what besides go to an estate sale with my sister which took up about an hour of my time. Friday, went and got a couple of bags of dirt and compost and mulch from the feed store and some zucchini and cucumber starts and a jalapeno and some green bean seeds and butternut squash seeds and corn seeds. I've never grown corn before and I think the GMO corn fields are far enough away to prevent pollen drift so, what the hell, I'm gonna try it. I don't expect it will be very successful as I'm only planting a small plot 4' x 6' and they tell me corn does best in big groups.

baby chicks and baby ducks and baby rabbits!




So today I got everything planted and I'd show you a picture but it would mostly just be of the dirt so you'll have to wait until everything grows a little. I still have one section of the big bed that hasn't been planted and I thought that I would plant more green beans there in a couple of weeks but maybe I'll just fill it in with corn. I want to do potatoes again this year but that means buying another raised bed and the dirt to fill it. First I guess I'll see if I can find seed potatoes.

So, stuff planted and I hauled over two 5 gallon buckets and the watering can full of water and used all that up pronto and everything over there, not just the gardens, needed a good watering since we haven't had a good rain in weeks so I said to hell with this and went and got the hose in the Little Backyard and hooked it up to the hose in the front yard and drug it across the street to where I poked the end through the chainlink fence and attached the hose across the street to that and since the first coupling was in the street though off to one side I got the bucket full of magnolia seed pods don't ask and set it next to the coupling so my neighbors wouldn't run over it. In the meantime, Marc is disconnecting the water line at the meter so we can try and flush out the stopped up pipe that runs underground from the meter to the faucet on the shop with the hose attached to the faucet at the house. No such luck but from the amount of water that drained out of the faucet afterwards, the clog should be fairly close to the shop but still underground. Anyway, I did give the gardens and everything over there a good watering before I dismantled the hoses. Then I weeded the azaleas around the pecan tree which is coming out so no more cold weather 


and fertilized the azaleas and watered them and put down a layer of mulch.







12 comments:

  1. You're putting me to shame, woman. That's all there is to it.

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  2. We've been planting things too! By we, I mean Mike. He dug up some day lilies by the side of the road, and planted some snapdragons with them. But it's 39 degrees right now, so the geraniums are back in the bathtub.

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  3. Think I would have had to bring a duckling or two, or chick home! What a gardening fest - you've put me in mind to clean my greenhouse and get going on seeds myself!

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  4. I get exhausted just reading this. Do you take a break, ever?

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    1. all summer when it's too hot to be outside.

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  5. I started my tomatoe, indoors.LOL Got lots of snow north of me, but ours has mostly melted. I drove across state in it to speak.

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  6. I thought you had purchased all of those babies. Corn planted closely together pollinated better. You'll get a lot of veggies this summer is sounds like.

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    1. no, don't do chickens or ducks or bunnies. my next door neighbor has chickens so I get all the eggs I want.

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  7. It always looks like they are crushing each other. But then they are only the weight of feathers so I guess they don't.
    Job well done on all the planting!

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  8. I just learned at a recent lecture that I am killing my azaleas, and they do not look great, with hard wood mulch and should be using pine needles!

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    1. can't get pine needles around here so I use pine bark mulch.

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