Friday, April 26, 2013
Yep Still Raining
Last I checked we are now at around 300% more rain than normal over the last couple of months. Not complaining as we needed some re-hydration for the streams, ponds, lakes and ground but it is really starting to make it difficult to get things done and the nice warm days are not lasting long enough for the working girls to really get out there and get the stores replenished. Not to mention when we do get a nice day of drying out I am having to scramble to get as much mowing done as possible. Which is why I didn't make a post yesterday as I was mowing all day. I still didn't quite get finished.
Other than working on raised beds there still has been zero gardening work going on. Just too damned muddy and wet. At this rate I may have to repot some of my started seedlings into bigger containers as some of them are looking a bit weak right now. The local farmers are beginning to look a bit stressed as well. Other than some fertilizing I have seen no work or tractors moving in the fields at all.
Still no truck either as the mechanic says he can't get to it yet. Just once I want to have a Spring when some important piece of equipment isn't broken. Just once. I did so well on the maintenance and starting up of all my demon possessed small engines this Winter. I was really confident everything was in the best shape possible for the Spring frenzy and then BAM the truck won't go into gear anymore. If swarms start showing up I am really going to be hurting with no way to transport the occupied swarm traps back to the bee yards.
It's always something. Last year it was my tiller if I remember correctly that broke in April and I didn't get the thing back until July I believe. I know this Spring breakdown isn't just something I am cursed with, if it was there wouldn't be such a long waiting list at the repair shops every Spring.
At least this rain is forcing me to finish painting the last two swarm traps I recently built. Painting is something that can become hard for me to motivate myself into doing especially if there is outdoor work I can redirect myself into. I am still hoping for a week or so of good warm Sunny weather to dry the garden out but at this rate I will settle for even three or four days. It's gonna be June before I can get the garden started.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!