Saturday, December 22, 2012

Acacia seedlings are the oddest things you have ever seen. Like a stem with some long skinny leaves, and then a little set of completely different shaped leaves on the end of those leaves.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

A great cleanup in progress. The gardens were quite overgrown and out of hand from the mild winter and insanely rainy summer. Yesterday I got the two new Mayhaws in the ground, as well a 24" Cypress that was a gift from Mr. Norb.

Today we pulled out the four Pomegranates in the front beds. Nothing wrong with them, but as the plants are growing, things have gotten a bit too tight in those beds so I hooked strap to the truck hitch and out they came. Then we trimmed the two Lantana that also had gotten way beyond their boundaries. The Rangoon Creeper was taken to the ground. 

Afterward, our attentions focused on the Dog Yard area. We trimmed back the Rio Red Grapefruit, the big W. filifera and pulled out the Mirliton vines harvesting the remaining 20 to 30 vegetables. After tackling a few other misc items we had filled and emptied the back of the pickup 4 times. We were done for the day.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Day in the Afterlife #3

A day in the afterlife. I call it the afterlife because starting at 5pm this is the work I do after I work for a living and before I start doing the the work I do for a living again after dark. Ha, confused yet? Dropped off mower and tiller at the shop. Picked up soil and mulch from store. Distributed 25 gallons of compost tea on the peppers, tomatoes, and blackberries. Cleaned out and stored the compost tea maker in the barn. Sprayed herbicide in a few areas where I will do some new ornamental planting this weekend. Looks like this garden is a “labor” of love.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Day in the Afterlife #2

De-weeded 10 sq ft bed for some new plantings of Canna and Bear’s Breech. Cleaned off and loaded the old push mower and old Mantis till to go to the shop. Put the smoker, BBQ, Fire Pit, and seed starters in the barn till next fall. Pulled out the hose cart. These rains won’t last forever.. Watered the new Little Gem Magnolias super good. Hoed 3 rows in the garden. Yet more organizing in the barn, this is gonna take a few more rounds. Did another 25 min of burn-in on the new mower engine, but mower still not running because electric clutch burned up right after replacing engine, geez.

A Day in the Afterlife #1

So, after work yesterday I picked up and stored the old greenhouse ploycabonate panels, fertlized the corn, tomatoes and Bell pepper, thinned the seedlings in 120 feet of corn row, organized in the barn (a little), got out pressure washer and washed off carport, driveway. and front walk.

Wonder what I will get done today!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Wood Ducks are in for 2012

The first Wood Ducks I noticed swimming in the bayou showed up this evening.  I sure hope a pair finds my box this year.