Monday, August 9, 2010

Weeding and Tilling

Still no camera. It spent about 10 days in Korea with Son1 while he was testing for his black belt in Haidong Gumdo. Right now it is sitting on his desk with the card full of pictures from his trip.

Today we spent lots of time weeding! My goal is to have the whole garden weeded by Friday as well as some fencing repaired and a shelter enlarged.

My nephew is visiting from Connecticut for three weeks, and we have a foster son here this week as well. The house is full of boys and I put them all to work instead of letting them sit around on the computer!

Today I weeded for three hours. Vet2Be, Nephew2, and Foster weeded for about two hours. We got a bunch done, but there is still lots to do tomorrow.

Son1 tilled for about 6 hours and got the area in front of the barn nice and soft. We had old straw spread over most of the area as well as piles of muck from the stalls. We are hoping to plant grass in the fall so that next spring we will have more area in pasture for animals. It will reduce our animal feed bill in the summer if we have all the animals on pasture and none on dry lot.

We don't have much of a garden this year. It froze three times this spring. We thought we had lost all the raspberries and the blackberries, but they surprised us and came back to life. There is no fruit on the fruit trees, though. Son1 really misses the nectarines. There are a few tomatoes planted and a few peppers, but nothing is growing very well. I was happy to see grapes on the grapevine, although two of the plants look kinda sick and yellow.

The flower beds in the front all need weeded, too. But they will have to wait until next week.

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