It was getting pretty dry around here and our fire danger was up to a red flag so we kind of held our breath for several days. But because it was dry, Will managed to drag the big piles of manure he’d hauled to our north garden in the fall into the soil with our chisel plow and big tractor. As the soil is pretty much white clay, we figured it might still be kind of wet in the east end, where it’s lower. But it wasn’t and he got the manure spread nicely. There was still ice under and in some of the piles though. But now it’s ready to till after the rain dries up.
I said I’d show photos of our older calves so here they are: Frosty, who was born when it was -37° F, Tango when it was nicer, and finally Carmela who was born in a snowstorm (inside the barn) but when the temperature was nearly 40° F. Her full name is “Carmela Blizzard.”
I’m busy transplanting more plants into larger containers. Tuesday I did our morning glories and more peppers. Today I did a big flat of tiny fancy snapdragons. We were happy this morning when the Atlantic Giant pumpkins popped up out of the 5″ peat pots I planted them in. What monsters! And also, our muskmelons and watermelons popped up nicely, nearly all at once. As soon as it dries up, I’ll get at putting in the tomatoes. Yep, we’ll still get some frost and maybe some snow. But safely inside the Wall O’ Waters, they’ll be fine and they’ll be out of the house! Boy, I don’t have an inch of space inside.
I’ve even got pots of unsprouted cannas and dahlias all over the floor in the enclosed back porch. Come on, spring! — Jackie