Monday, March 28, 2011

gardening and stuff

What have I been up to the past week? Well, let's see. For starters I have been gardening. I tore up two spots for permanent raised beds. There are 40 asparagus crowns and 50 strawberry plants in the first one. The other bed has moved around in the back yard several times before I decided where I would put it. The first location I staked it out last fall. Then I moved it north of the asparagus/strawberry bed and even got a round or two of roto-tilling done. After Hubby tripped, fell, and we thought the roto-tiller was going to eat him, (He still has a knot on the back of his head and a couple of small cuts) we quit for the day. I got up the next day and moved the second bed next to the first one. It will have a cement-paver path between them, the width of a paver. I will be planting 6 thorn-less raspberries in the middle of the second bed and I am looking for some perennial herbs to add to each end.

While we were chewing up Hubby, we were burning brush and weeds inside the fence of the garden and a brush pile on top of the stumps of a pecan tree we had cut down that was in the power lines. We would like to get the stumps burnt out because they are also where we would like to put up a fence across the back property line. Getting the fence up will slow down the two-legged varmints wondering through the yard.

I haven't done much with the sweater I restarted. My hands have been numb and swollen from all the garden work. It rained Saturday morning and then cooled down so I haven't been back out to the garden. Sunday morning I was pleasantly surprised when I picked up my needles and my hands didn't hurt so I spent the day knitting. Tomorrow I will need to get back outside to burn more brush if the wind isn't too high.

Taught Sister Suzy how to formally address an envelope, in cursive. I can not believe they haven't been taught how to do this in English class! There are occasions when you need to know how to do it and when to do it! We went through old photographs to find 4 pictures of her at different ages to be put on a disk with the other kids who are graduating. It will be played on a loop before the graduation ceremony.

6 comments:

  1. Beware the Roto-tiller! My husband severed a finger with the hedge trimmer last year. We now have a new respect for garden equipment. BTW finger sucessfully reattatched, but lesson learnt!

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  2. Ouch!!! Glad to read your husband got his finger successfully reattached.

    Hubby's head is just about healed up. He had a baseball hat on yesterday. Yeah!

    Thanks for stopping by. Judy

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  3. Glad you commented and gave me a good tip for the damp sheets or towels. However I have tons of windows and I think it would be more trouble then it is worth........I did go by a dust mop. Believe it or not, I haven't had one in ten years cause, I hate to admit this, the maid comes often enough that the floors are clean all the time......but not with these dust storms.....
    Watch out for electrical, fast moving garden equipment - I know of what I speak!

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  4. I did think about all those windows after I hit the 'post comment' button!

    Thanks for stopping by. Judy

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  5. I'm glad it wasn't worse with the tiller. They are handy, but nothing to mess around with. Sounds like you're making fantastic progress with your garden though. That's something to be proud of!

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  6. I have visions of the whole backyard plowed up and planted in beautiful beds of flowers, herbs, veggies and fruits! Hubby is nervous;>)

    Thanks for stopping by! Judy

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