Sunday, April 27, 2014
Sunday Reading - Well That Ended Gardening for the Day. And a Belated Thank You
I slept in this morning, although I can say that it was still morning when I finally crawled out of bed. I was so stiff and sore though it was afternoon before I really got moving. I think I over did it shoveling the last load of manure into the wagon yesterday. I know I got the wagon so heavy that it was actually lifting the old hydraulics a bit on the Ford so I had to keep engaging the PTO. No big deal but with that open PTO drive on that model I try to keep the thing off when it isn't needed for what ever I am pulling. Usually with the hydraulics off the wagon doesn't move but not this time.
Anyway I had just enough time to re-till a section of the garden for the Muskmelons and cucumbers, set up two more trellis sections for a couple of new varieties of cucumbers I plan on growing this year and then the rain hit. The only thing I had left to do was go into the shop and make some new support boards for the two new trellis sections. I started off with six trellis sections originally but only really used four of them the last couple of years so somewhere down the line I lost the support boards.
I can't complain about the rain though because we are still quite a ways behind where we should be to date this Spring. In fact the bottom half of my county was moved to the "Abnormally Dry" status last week. I hope we aren't seeing a repeat of 2012 developing.
At this point I need to go around and check my hives again. I hope the queens are kicking their egg laying into high gear because there is a lot of open comb in my hives after this horrible Winter we came through. Too much I think and I might have to start removing some boxes if they don't start filling em up soon. My guess is swarm season is going to come late this year for the majority of my kept hives but some of the feral hives out there may start kicking them out this week perhaps.
Kymber and Jamby sent us a wonderful Christmas card and some Lupine seeds back in December. Like the absentminded guy I am I forgot to mention it in a post and forgot to say Thanks.... She also sent me a fishing lure with the hook removed to rub in the fact that I never get to go trout fishing down here. I put the lure on my keychain BTW :)
Anyway I forgot all about those seeds and put them in the seed stash but when she mentioned them in a comment the other day Mrs. PP was like "Hey Where The F$#ck are those seeds Bucko?"
So Kymber got me in trouble lol.
Mrs. PP was busy planting those seeds all morning. In fact I had to fill in a spot for her with part of my Grape Vine manure so she could plant em. If I don't see bees on them this year I am never going to let Kymber live it down, or the wife either.
Hopefully the rain will stop enough here soon that I can get out and wheel barrow some mulch around. Going to be too wet to get back into the garden for at least a day or two now.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!