The temp today reached 75F! Yeehaw!!
Went out and picked up a half-ton each of mushroom compost and
composted cow poo...for 35 bucks. On the way home, I scored a bale of
old straw that someone set out for the trash guys.
Got the first round of green onion sets in. Crushed a pound of
charcoal and screened it to 1/8 in and smaller and applied to half the
garlic and half of the onions. Spread bullshit over the garlic and
onions, over the top of the fall/winter mulch, and then spread mushroom
compost over that. Shredded a barrel of dry leaves and mulched the
garlic. Turned one compost pile that had set all winter and got a
couple bushels of good out of it and added stuff to the
turnings...ground alfalfa, kitchen scraps, some old potting mix from
pots I was cleaning out, some leaves and some activator saved from last
The highlight of the garden day happened when younger son was here and
got a call from a friend. I remembered that his friend's folks raised
and traded horses and I had Josh ask about getting some horse poo.
Curt said, "What's he need, a semi-load?" "Nah, tell him I'll just
come out and scoop a pickup load." Curts says, "Nah, that's
work...we'll just load him up with the skidloader....all he wants!!!"
I only have to drive 10 miles, that's a little over one gallon of fuel
roundtrip, for as much horse poo as I can get on the truck. As often as
I'm tired. This old creaky body ain't used to this much exertion after
a winter of being a layabout.
"When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always
the garden."-- Minnie Aumonier