Its been a while since I've posted in my journal but really didn't have much to post. The garden is almost finished up an I've been pulling plants that have no reason to stay so I can get the beds ready for fall planting. I need to go back to Perry an get another load of manure next week so I can finish the prep work on them. I sowed 3 trays of fall veggies so I can transplant them when they are ready. Been busy canning an since going back to work it has been a struggle some days dealing with the pain an not being able to take pain meds. But thats another story!
I noticed the photos are all gone, whats up with that? That was very time consuming to load them an write all the captions. I hope this is temporary an we don't have to reload them. I may have to rethink how bad I want them in the album if I have to reload.
A friend of mine gave me 6 bantums chicken on Tuesday, they are so cute. But I didn't want 2 roosters, but with them being free what could I say? I am down to 16 of the previous ones I had ordered which were a total of 23 to start with. I would go out there an find 1 dead for no reason at all. The chicken world can be a crazy one thats for sure.
We have been getting nice showers here anywhere from daily to every other day, which has been so nice not to have to water daily. But man has it been hot an humid. After about noon its so muggy its hard to stay outside. Ok, gotta get ready for work. trudy
I brought home another load of composted manure from the fair grounds, I wanted at least one more load before fall. Man is that some good stuff!! Seeing how in July I will need to reapply it around my roses for their fall flush. This time it wasn't so wet, so unloading was much easier. The load I got earlier sure has made a difference in my plants, they were in bad need. Just couldn't tell it til I added it. I'm thinking about putting some down as a mulch in one bed just as an experiment to see what ill happen.
I'm having to water everyday now, but its now where I can alternate the beds. That may not last long if we don't get some much needed rain. I got another large container planted of comfrey. Still have a half a tray to go. I was wanting to plant the last 2 Thai Green Eggplant plants in the last container I have seeing how from what I've read it won't bear fruit til the 2nd year. Just need to get another container.
I picked my 3rd mator yesterday. A nice Amillia beefsteak. All my mator plants are loaded with fruit. I have decided not to stake the ones in the flower beds. I've read where staking really isn't needed an sometimes you get more fruit by letting them sprawl. Will be interesting, The fruit will have pinestraw to keep them directly off the soil. I got out this morning an did some roundup, just spot spraying. Its been windy here the last few days an today was the first chance I had with little wind. Still need to do the garden pathways, but there not to bad yet. I did pick 2 of the patty pan type squash and a few banana peppers. Not enough squash to do much with yet, hopefully they will hold up long enough for more to get ready for a mess. Don't really know how to fix them yet, first time with these. So any recipes you want to share, please do.
I had planned on copy an pasting my Bloom Calendar to here, but this site won't let me. So I guess if you want to see what plants I have you'll just have to visit my photo album. Although it's nowhere near complete, u can see some of what I have growing here on the Lane.
One of my baby chicks died yesterday, couldn't really tell why. But it did. I've been letting the older chickens out about every other day, may be will go to daily now that the dog has gone to Florida. One of the campers wanted her, so it all worked out good.
The Neighbor is Happy May 8, 2007 | 6:53 PM PST
I took my neighbor some plants this afternoon and he was tickled. He helped me this time load another load of straw, but I think he secretly needed an escape from his other neighbor that comes by daily an had worn out his welcome. But he isn't the type person to hurt ones feelings, its just not the southern way. Anyway got it home an had enough to almost finish the large rose bed. Still needs some more added. Seems it went farther this time than it did yesterday. Which is good. I didn't have time to water everything this afternoon, but did manage to get the veggies watered, fed up all the animals an called it a night. I'm pooped!!