Tuesday, July 9, 2013
The Dog Days of Summer
The top layer of the soil is dried out now and cracking although the sub-soil still contains water so the plants have not started suffering any. The delicate or shallow rooted ones will be the first to show signs of stress. A couple of farmers here about have decided to risk a late or second corn planting which can be done if the rains cooperate. Pretty risky endeavor though.
Yesterday and today I really haven't done much. After finishing the garden mulch covering with all those wheel barrow loads and the last honey harvest I need to pick a new project to work on and that sometimes lowers my motivation as I try and choose the next move. The heat wave rolling in with it doesn't help either.
Looks to me like I need to get back to work on the raised beds. Whatever ones I get done now won't really begin use until next year but they have the advantage of having all the materials already purchased. The cistern hand pump sill just have to wait until next month.
I'm thinking this might be a good time to sneak out to the range.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!