Monday, October 28, 2013
I can finally say that we are officially done with the spring/summer/and small fall garden. I can't really say we had a fall garden this year. A few squash and pumpkin plants pretty much was all we did. It's time to put the garden to bed and wait for spring. Honestly? By the time the summer garden was over I was seriously worn out. It was a productive season but man I am so glad to get a break.
I don't talk much about my health stuff here and I'm sure most of you are pretty much ok with that. LOL! I'll just say that sometimes it takes me twice as long to get things done. I get tired pretty easily and just have to take my time. It aggravates me but hey... it is what it is. At least I'm on top of the dirt instead of under it!!!
Mars has been working on the composting station the past couple of days. He's totally taken apart the compost bins and moved the area over some and turned it facing the opposite direction. He had to take apart and move all three bins. The grass was growing up from under the pallets and trying to take over the bins so along with moving the compost and the bins he had to fight all that grass too.
After he had moved the compost, bins and grass it was time to move it over to the new spot. He actually didn't move it all that far, just a few feet actually. He had some old tin stacked up from taking down the old stuff off the barn. So he used some of the tin to lay on the ground under the bins, and this time he put some of the tin on the bottom of each of the three bins. That should take care of the grass problem and it looks so much neater than it did before. If you are wondering why there are three bins it kind of goes like this. The first bin is the "raw" stuff we put in the compost. Kitchen scraps, coffee grounds, egg shells, grass clippings all go in the first bin. As the raw stuff breaks down it is moved into the second bin to "cook" some more. Eventually it is moved to the third bin and ready to use. Black gold to be recycled back into the garden.
That big grassy pile on the right side is a load of horse manure that's been breaking down all summer. He's working on moving all of it as well.
I will admit it feels kind of strange not having to head out to the garden every morning. I might actually have time to work on some crochet or even some knitting now. I need some new dishrags and some new wash cloths. Don't laugh! I still can't knit anything that isn't "flat". Knitting things like socks is still wayyyy out of my league. I still have a way to go before I get THAT good. I will say this though. If you want to learn crochet or knitting there are some great YouTube videos that can walk you through some of the "hard" parts.
Well that's about all I have for now. I hope this week is a good one for each and every one of you!
P.S I was wondering if you've noticed this page loading any faster? I've taken down a whole boatload of pictures and "stuff" and even shortened all my fellow bloggers lists. I don't have a clue if it helped or not.