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  • Time to plant? And other farmish things.
  • Sumner Smith
  • gardengoatsknittingvegetables

Time to plant? And other farmish things.

We've had a very warm spell for the last couple of weeks - and while I don't trust it at all (I'm certain we'll have a few more freezes, and likely more snow), I did take advantage of it to get some seeds in the ground.  It worked out great since I have a couple of good beds that I put compost in last fall, and the 70 degree weather dried them out enough to get them prepped quite well - not even faking it that these beds were ready to grow something!  Soooo, even though it's early for some of this, and I'm not convinced I won't have deep freeze issues, yesterday I planted potatoes, kale, spinach, carrots, shelling peas, beets and rainbow chard (which I don't actually like to eat, but very much like to look at.)

In other farmish news, I spent a good bit of the week loading old lawn mowers into the truck and driving them to the repair shop.  They're all the same type of mower, and hopefully the repair guys are going to use the parts and produce two very functional mowers, rather than four somewhat functional mowers.  I'm not entirely convinced this is going to go seamlessly, but my fingers are crossed.  And in the category of "learning is interesting", this project did teach me when to give up on trying to get something to roll, how to use a come along (a cable winch basically), and how to shove very heavy objects up wooden slides (when you get tired of waiting for a come along).  Those are all related, for the record.

The goats were wild this week - they periodically crawl under the fence (which I can prevent, but that blocks one of the main drainage ditches so I usually don't bother.)  Often once they're out they come to the porch to investigate.  This time Boss was particularly insistent - but this was a far as she got.

My current knitting project continues - and I'm almost to the steeks!  Here I rechecked the gauge swatch against the body of the vest.  Good thing for gauge swatches, because the body of this vest currently looks like a tube skirt for a 10 year old.   I'll report back when I get to the actual steeking/cutting phase.  Which, thank goodness, is soon.  I like cables, but I can only do so many before I need a little excitement.  I'm guessing applying scissors to knitting fits the bill.

 

 

  • Sumner Smith
  • gardengoatsknittingvegetables

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