"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

How dry is it?

We have not gotten much rain and the grounds here are still golden. But with the hint of rain from the radio program and the heaviness in the sky yesterday morning, I decided I would experiment with preemergence. Something totally new to my hands. It is so dry, that as I unwound the garden hose I have on the ground, I uncovered a mound of wasps, around 20 to 30, all gathered on the wet spot from the leaky hose. Poor things, I did not have the heart to smash them. I will change my mind later in the year when they are not so cold and more aggressive. I spent $$ on a bag of weed killer that I know nothing about, but as the years go by and the more sore I get from weed pulling, my laziness has led me to the greener side of poisons. The only problem I saw in this is I spread this magic formula where a hose won't reach, placing my faith in the radio announcer that we would get rain to help me out. As the sun set in a clear evening sky, my hopes for moisture led to me being mad at myself for foolishly throwing away $$ that I could have spent on flowers. lol. But as I was sewing, the welcoming green flash outside the window lit up the dark night. RAIN! I am so happy. As you can see, it doesn't take much to impress me! Today, with the ground softened, I hope to go till up the pumpkin/melon patches. Is there a magic powder that can be sprinkled to break up the grounds? If there is ... contact me!!! {:


Mel said...

Hi, I stumbled upon your site this morning, Love it! You have a rooster and a few hens that match ours. Plus, your gray cat we have one, his name is Niles. Our daughter found him in a trash can in our neighbors barn about 10 years ago. Here in NY we are still waiting for spring, I'm so needing to sink my fingers into the soil. I think it's going to be a few more weeks as we still have a lot of snow on the ground and more to come. Hope you'll wander on over to my blog and check out our small farm, the back door is always open!

LindaSue said...

Did you get any moisture out of the last round of drenching we had here in North Texas? If your soil gets any water at all - I've been told gypsum powder and lots of compost matter helps - I had sandy soil when I lived out there. Here I battle a bit of clay but after 8 years am gaining on it enough to have a veggie garden that needs planting this week.