Saturday, July 26, 2008

more rain . more rain!

everything has been loving the almost-daily rain. garden drippers have not been turned on for over two weeks. the roma transplants have began to grow and look really happy. five more future bushes. they are planted slightly above the surrounding ground level, so I may need to add some top soil as well as putting some boards up at the gate to devert rain waters. They have been running small rivers in between the rows of plants for weeks now and most of our good, stinkey top soil is gone... more small projects..plus I bought six more mouse traps, set them all up last night and guess what? I only have two traps left. Quick results....
I always thought we needed a good barn cat to take care of the mice and such. But with mouse traps workin' like this and at 50 cents a pop, and made in the U.S.A. i'm thinkin forget it.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sunday, July 20, 2008

full radish harvest...most of which became neighbor chicken feed


just keepin' it local today. came home. earnest was fixing the tire on his john deere back-hoe. they got 26 more baby chicks in hopes of replacing their lone, lost rooster... their other six or so birds are of good size.. only the new twenty-something are under heat lamp at night and within confined quarters...

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

everything is now in the ground!!

flowering cholla cactus on a hike two days ago

landscape

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Some interesting wildflowers on the walk down to the mailbox.