Saturday, May 11, 2013
Live In The Country
Well, we got bitty chicks and flowers and such just bustin' out all over around here! It took the bitties about 2 days to get over their fear of the great unknown, once we started opening their hatch door, and venture outside but now they love it. Of course. They are so cute. Sorry for the blurry picture but getting those things to stand still is near impossible.
I was careful not to kill the ants this year so the peonies are in their full glory. I may have to add another color; these are really a wonderful flower. The irises have added a bunch more blooms this year too. May be time to divide these things.
I'm still building on the rock wall for this flower bed but am within about 6 feet of finishing it. I laid the rock in front of the badly deteriorating logs that did hold it up, so that gave me about another foot of space to fill in. I'm still working on that too and moving low growing plants to the front of the bed. I think it's coming together real nice.
The garden is finally coming together too. I have to plant a couple of watermelon today and then I believe it will all be finished. Well, it will if all the seeds come up! We are still continuing this very cool spring and so our nighttime temps have yet to reach above 60 F. I was talking to Daddy Rabbit last night and he said peas, corn, okra and such won't germinate until that happens. So, hopefully things will warm up a little more and soon. I also planted some popcorn and really am eager to see how that does. The tomato plants are just kinda sitting there also. They need some heat too and I need to get all that stuff mulched. I've got my path liners down but that was as far as I got yesterday. On the other hand, all the cool weather stuff I still have planted is doing real well. Lettuce, cabbage etc. and that crazy rhubarb are all growing well with no signs of bolting.
It appears that this will be a crap year for the figs however; hardly a bud on them anywhere. But the other fruits are looking good. In fact, this year may be the first really good strawberry year I've had. Looks like all that chicken poo is finally paying off.
My posting has been a little sparse lately because I've been working in Birmingham a little and will continue to through this next week. Just a little maintenance on a restoration project I did years ago. It's kinda nice to have a little change in routine though.
As you may have noticed I also added that crappin' word verification thing to the comments. I know many of ya'll hate that thing, and I don't like it either, but I started having way too many nasty spams get through the filters and actually post without me knowing it. So, I hate it, but that's the way it goes. If anybody knows of a spam filter I can add that would stop that stuff please let me know.