Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

March 19, 2010

Spring... Finally!

Here we go with the grand view of the garden ( complete with raised beds). It will be a while before we can even work the soil, let alone plant anything. I envy all you southern folk that are digging, planting, and yes, already eating garden fresh produce.The snow is now about 75% gone, and we had one of the smallest snowfalls ever. All us farming type folks are starting to worry about lack of moisure this year.

Normally we get a lot of precip. in April and May, quite often in the form of snow, so we could still be OK.

This is the in-between time of the year, basically warm enough for riding, but it's too icy. I saw my big mare take a fall the other day. Glad I wasn't on board!

In the meantime, Iam still clearing brush, popping roots and making a humungous burn pile for next winter. If we get a good snowfall before April 30 when the fire ban goes into effect, I might get a chance to light her off! It should make a flame 20 to 30 feet high, as what I am thinning is standing dry, dead stuff.

The plant date for us is June 15, although we might get some greenhouse stuff started mid May. The stuff started then will likely be flowers. Why, I don't know as you can't eat flowers! I will probably sneak some cucumbers, peppers etc in there somewhere. I hope Elaine doesn't read this or I will likely be in BIG trouble, as she is the flower person in the family.

In the meantime, The Old Geezer and all you southern folk that are laughing at the late start, I can hear you from here! God rewards those that have patience!
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