Sunday, April 06, 2014
Our to-do list got a little shorter this weekend. It started off with a trip to the metal recyclers on Saturday morning to get rid of all the metal that we found while we were cleaning out the garage and basement.
Then, after picking up 18 bags of mulch that were on sale from Home Depot, J. and I headed back out to the farm to do some more work on the trees. With a really good rain earlier in the week, there was no need to haul water out to them, but we did need to add some more dirt to where they'd settled into the holes, rake out the leftover dirt, and then add mulch to keep the water around the trees. It's supposed to rain next week also and, if it keeps up the rain steadily like that, we won't have to go up there until mowing time.
Let's see...what else did we do? Today we rented a tiller and got the garden bed ready to go. Since we're planting in the nice dirt from our old raised garden beds, it really didn't need alot of tilling and we just went over it with a little Mantis. Took about 20 minutes, I'd say. I was able to get those crazy potatoes in the ground finally. The local birds were happy: the chickens were busy doing additional tilling for me in the garden while the robins fought over the newly-unearthed worms and the sparrow family took a dust bath in the driveway. It seems everyone was busy today.
I've had zero time to get any plants started, so we'll be planting from seed this year. Or, in the case of the tomato plants, buying them. Home Depot had Cherokee Purples and Early Girls for $2.00 a plant this weekend. It's still a little cool (43 degrees tonight!) so I'll be hardening them off and then wait to put them in the ground maybe a week from now after it warms up a little bit more.
What were you up to this weekend?