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Godless in the garden

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Comment by kathy: ky on September 19, 2015 at 2:01pm
On the bright side. When the frost comes l will venture into the woods and gather pine needles and dead leaves to add to the hay on the spot I'm leaving fallow for a couples of years at least. I can feel moles working under the straw that's been there most of the summer. It's a start.
Comment by kathy: ky on September 19, 2015 at 1:56pm
Those chickens can eat!
Comment by kathy: ky on September 19, 2015 at 1:55pm
Randy, that rain completely missed us. We are dry as everyone else. It's overcast today but it's unlikely anything will come of it. The only thing I'm watering
is one hugelkulture bed. It has a volunteer watermelon and sweet potato vines. Those will go to the chickens before frost.
Comment by Randall Smith on September 19, 2015 at 7:17am

We did get some rain overnight, but I haven't checked on how much. At least the ground is wet under the trees!

Daniel, please don't overdo it.  I sometimes wonder if you haven't "bit off more than you can chew". You know your limits, I suppose.

Comment by Barbara Livingston on September 18, 2015 at 8:26am

Randall, you are not alone. I went through those feelings a week or so ago. Seems the things that failed to thrive looked even worse and everything else just dried and hot.  I too was wondering what had happened to all my enthusiasm of a few short months ago. I've decided to convert my little space to growing herbs and salvia as they are the things that have survived in a happy manner. Cool weather is coming and bringing rain! :)

Comment by Plinius on September 18, 2015 at 8:08am

It's very difficult to scrape your motivation together in such bad weather, Randall. I'd better post some rainclouds to you..

Comment by Randall Smith on September 18, 2015 at 7:55am

My garden just sits there, withering up in the heat and bone dry soil. Hand watering helps, but it's not the same as good ol' natural rainwater. In the spring, one can't help but be eager to get started. Now, it's the opposite. It all looks so ugly. I'm ashamed.

Comment by kathy: ky on September 13, 2015 at 7:57pm
Joan, credit goes to Daniel for letting us know about the weeds. He told me and he was right.
Comment by kathy: ky on September 13, 2015 at 12:15am
Wascally wabbitts. They eat two varieties of hostas l grow and many other things. Keeping them out is impossible. On the plus side they leave large amounts of fertilizer behind. Which is how l know it's wabbits!
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 12, 2015 at 4:22pm

Kathy, chickens love weed seeds?! At last, a way to digest weed seeds. 

I understand what you mean about grandchildren. My granddaughter is a controlling sergeant and I remind her that life is too short to attempt to control others. 

 

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