Today is Monday the 21st of May and periodically I’ll blast out some photos of what’s new on our homestead. Today there are some lovely new things “up” and a few minor hazards I’d like to point out also.
Hazard: We have several sections of the homestead that have asparagus. The main row is about 80 feet long in the main vegetable garden. Most of the yield has been coming from the south end of that row. We used some wood chips to mulch, (our never ending dance with weeds) and those plants do not seem to be bearing at all. We have fingers and toes crossed that it’s just because they are still cooler and have yet to sprout up, but I’m beginning to be concerned we’ve managed to off a whole section of asparagus.
So it seems as if a big area is not doing so well. We’ll keep an eye out and hopefully it’s just a matter of the soil being cooler because of the mulch.
One very nice happening is the broccoli row. These look like they are coming along very nicely.
Hazard: Working in the garden is a tactile experience for me. Gloves take away from that experience therefore, I pretty much never bother to wear them, although plenty of well meaning people insist on giving me gardening gloves as gifts. This is what has affectionately come to be called “the reverse french manicure.” Soil under the fingers, dirty hands and all. It’s a great feeling and I simply wouldn’t have it any other way.
Hazard: Our chickens are truly free ranging. When the barn door is opened in the morning, they go off wherever they please. Unfortunately, they often please themselves to come up by the back porch and leave us a bit of a chickeny poop…blech. Makes walking about barefoot an exercise in awareness!
There’s a boatload of mowing that needs to be done, but we just had some rain and that nixed the days mowing. Still need to plant some more things and working on organizing the fall crops as well. It’s great to be feeling like myself again and not face down in the pillows with that dreaded cold.
What’s happening in your life these days, I’d love to hear the news. I hope your week is off to a wonderful beginning.