One side of the house looked like this
At least we just had our small dirt road plowed and fixed about a month ago! Thanks to the hard work of our local road crew, our ditches are cleaned out and we still have a high and fairly dry driving surface. Many in our area were not so fortunate. If we hadn’t had the road work done, we’d be stranded!
Around our house, it’s about to be planting time, but nobody is able to plant anything! Our local farmers are already saying their crops will have to be planted later this year. I’m not sure how this will play out in the whole scheme of things, since most farmers usually plant two crops in a growing season. As for us, we’ve already missed the deadline for planting potatoes. It’s okay since we don’t use many potatoes anyway, thanks to our new diet.
I’m glad to report that my new greenhouse withstood the wind and torrential rainfall intact. A newly installed thermostat has been controlling the light bulb which provides necessary warmth at night. At the moment, tomatoes, cabbage, squash, cucumber, watermelon, strawberry, and marigold plants are happily growing in the greenhouse.
tomato and cabbage seeds I planted in January
All be transplanted into the garden, as soon as it dries off, and the danger of frost is over.
We also have a grapevine, and two blackberry bushes waiting to be planted–as soon as it dries off! A cold front is headed our way over the weekend, so I may be forced to bring the younger plants indoors for a day or two. Temps are predicted to be below freezing on Monday morning.
I purchased a new gardening wagon last weekend, and transferring the plants indoors will give me an opportunity to try it out. I’m looking forward to lots of adventures with that gardening wagon this summer!
Our hens presented us with their 800th egg on Saturday, in the midst of a downpour. It’s good to know that rain doesn’t affect their laying ability!
I’m so pleased with how well the girls have kept us supplied with fresh eggs since last July. We briefly contemplated adding to our flock this spring, but decided against it. There’s no way Ed and I can use all of the eggs these six are producing. By next summer their egg production will most likely have dropped, and we’ll rethink it then.
All items were found in the field in front of our house, and I believe most, if not all, items are bits and pieces of farm equipment. I can’t help but wonder how long some of those items have been buried!
Speaking of Ed, this has not been a good week for Ed. He started out the week with a toothache. Even though the dentist couldn’t see a thing wrong on the xray, it turned out that the poor guy had an abscessed tooth! He had a root canal done yesterday. He’ll be taking antibiotics for a few days, then getting a crown once everything has healed. Gotta’ love life’s unexpected curve balls.
So that’s what’s been going on around our house, what’s been going on around yours?