Beatrice says that folks are starting to wonder if something untimely, dastardly or nefarious has befallen me…… I assure you that these rumors have been greatly exaggerated… but around here it is not uncommon.
SO what have i been doing????
Yesterday i got ready for our attempt to grow Blueberries. As some of you know i got really really (more that before) hooked on Blueberries last year in Maine. During our stop at Tractor Supply on Saturday (the high point of a not so great hunt for a new camera for me) after being told for like the thousandth time we could not take the cute little bunny home, i spotted Blueberry plants for sale. Some how three of them jumped into the cart (where the bunny should have been) and after threatening to have a tantrum right then (and getting laughed at by our friend Gayle the manager) Beatrice let me get the Blueberry plants. A bargain at just $4.99 each. So Sunday was a layout day to figure where they will go. More on that later.
Sunday’s real project was expanding the Wild Flower garden that surrounds the garden patio. I’ve gotten tired cutting around the Leland's so me and the lil’ tiller turned up what we call a lawn (realy weed with lots of chickweed and purple dead nettle). Next is letting any thing i missed start to come up, yank it, then throwing 3 boxes of “Wild Flower Seed” from the dollar store.
Today was repairing and expanding (see a pattern here) the asparagus beds. Yanked out the pavers between the beds, replaced the outer boards of the bed, and added peat moss, and manure. Need more though.
BUT WAIT,,,,,, There is more!!!!!!
I have been toying with the idea of building a Butterfly and Humming Bird Habitat. So after buying the seed for this, today the plot got started with a heavy turning.
Folks around here usually get nervous when they see me putting those little orange flags around. BUT today i was too fast for them and was done in about 1.5 hours. Notice how much less grass there will be to cut!!!!!
SPEAKING of grass cutting, Beatrice decided that she would help by cutting at the end of the property. This time of year we are plagued with Chick weed and other less than desirable growth. And it is all right at seed level now,,,, SOOOOO you can’t just mulch or blow it. It must all be picked up and dumped in our mulch pile for later in the year after it all dies.