planted the green and red peppers yesterday and put
six buckets of worms and worm castings under them.
usually i don't put any extra food down for pepper
plants in rotation because they've always done well
for us here on second or even third season after i
put the worms in.
we've had rains last night and today. this morning
when looking out the window i saw some sort of debris on
the road at the end of the driveway but didn't think
much of it because of the farm equipment that moves
around and can drop stuff on the roads.
i split the natives of one worm bin so now i have two
bins of natives to keep on growing. i also had the other
five buckets from what i took out to the gardens and brought
back in each a scoop of garden soil to give the worms some
grit. then i restarted a few of the other buckets with
worms from the extra large bin i keep as a spare just in
case i need some. that starts drawing down that population
too so i can recharge that soil and organic material when i
get the remaining buckets put out this week.
i get done doing that, listen to some music, read a book
for a bit, putter around with the computer, and eventually Ma
comes back from doing her stuff out and she says we have a
dead critter in the road. of course this means, "Deal with
turns out it was a good sized wild turkey. it had started
to sprinkle so i figured i better get out there and get it
picked up and buried before it started to really stink. heavy
critter. RIP Mr Turkey a few moments of silence and a quick
study of the claws and the head. quite impressive. the
worms out there were looking good as i buried it down deep.
i said my apologies to the night crawler i disturbed.
we usually don't have wild turkeys that come very close to
the house so it was a very odd end for that bird. we didn't
hear any noise last night or this morning from the incident.
an odd end indeed...
more planting still to go this week and probably for another
week or two later. also the strawberries are starting to ripen
so i'll have to spend some time picking and checking the
patches. at least i'm not dealing with a broken hand this
season, but i do have to remember for next year to get some more
planting done a week or two earlier.