Sunday, June 15, 2014
Got some more rain this morning, about half an inch so far if you can trust my gauge and supposedly there is more coming. Typical rainy period even if it came a bit late this year. I wonder if it has been enough to get us above the "abnormally dry" listing yet on the drought monitor?
I got about 90% of the mowing finished and liberated another six Tomato plants from the weeds plus finished hauling the mulch for the Bush Beans. The bad part is my supply of roofing metal is almost gone, I think I have another two sheets or so, so I had to begin weeding the entire row instead of mowing the center. This took more time but the sheep loved it because I fed em an entire wheel barrow load of Red Root Pigweed. After clearing one row I had to stop and trellis up the Tomato plants I liberated since they were sprawling out all over the place. At least I am on the final stretch even though it is looking doubtful that I will be doing much today.
That little Bi%ch Sandwich got out again yesterday. She just ducks her head and goes right under that lighter electric wire so I was forced to put another low wire on the inner section of the fence. We will see if that keeps her in this time. The full sized sheep don't even bother to try and get out but this little dwarf model is a real pain. I put her back in the barn by herself which didn't make her very happy to say the least so maybe she will learn her lesson.
Nothing much else to do but wait and see how the rain develops today and hope I can get some more mulch hauled out. Another day or two and I should be completely done with 99% of the weeding for the rest of the Summer.
Oh ya the Pumpkin patch came up like gangbusters. I have hundreds and hundreds of little Pumpkin plants popped up all over the place. Going to be interesting to see how this little experiment progresses.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!