The garden is growing fast! I’m SO SO happy with my potatoes. Beautiful big plants. My tomatoes are not too great, but hopefully they will grow more and get more full. Lettuce, spinach, endive and swish chard is doing so well, that I had to start to thin out the rows. Onions and corn are doing awesome. I should get some more corn seeds though. This corn is the coloured one, but I would love to get some peaches and cream. Maybe I can still plant them. I bought some cabbage plants, cucumber, water melon, spaghetti squash and pepper plants. I had enough space for the cabbage, but not for the rest. What to do now? Oh, of course...create another garden! LOL So I choose a spot in the back of my other gardens where it will get enough sunlight. It’s a little bit on a hill, but hopefully that won’t matter. Here the grass is growing well, so I had to till the ground and let the grass roots die off. Today I will put some paper on top and then top it with soil.
When I was creating my new garden, I heard a cow calling from the woods behind the trailer. It sounded so close by, that I wanted to have a look. It wasn’t like the cow was in distress from pain, but more like I’m lost kind of call. I started to talk to the cow when I figured out where it was. It was hard to see because of all the lush greens and bushes. Of course Scruffy got totally upset and ran around and in and out of the woods. But she couldn’t get to the cow neither because of thick growth at the edge. But I could see the cow walking around, nibbling on grass. It was funny. I talked to her, and then walked away. Right away she would call again, and would be quiet when I walked back and talk to her again. So we did this for 15 minutes. Then she walked away, probably back to her herd. I could snap 1 photo of the cow, through all the branches and leaves.
The crew was making fire again with my BIG pieces of wood, so I contacted their boss to make sure no fires anymore. (which was one thing I told people at the beginning: put cigarette butts out in the ashtray, and no fires because of root fires. Sometimes you just have to repeat stuff I guess. I asked NOT to burn big pieces of wood. I come the next day, and what do I see? huge blocks set up for a fire. Right away I took all blocks away and stacked them with my other wood pieces. This was pure ignorance and I did NOT like this. So I called the boss again and told him to tell his crew NO fires anymore. The risk of root fire or wood fire is just too big with the winds we have lately. Plus...we are building a cabin, not having a picnic. So hopefully this won’t happen again. The cabin is ready for the tin roof now I think. I hope anyway. Don’t know why it takes SO long to get a roof on that little cabin. Maybe too many picnics when they should be working.
Last night Paul and I were watching the documentary of Dick Proenneke on tv. Amazing how this man build his own log cabin with his bare hands, hand made tools, and lived for 35 years in this cabin in the wilderness of Alaska, USA. Paul said: mom, if HE can live like that for 35 years, YOU should have no problem living in your cabin! And he is SO right! Just watch the youtube movies of this amazing man, that totally inspired me for many years now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYJKd0rkKss
The most amazing thing is that Dick Proenneke build the frame of his log cabin in 10 days. All by himself. No electricity, all with hand made tools, and bare hands. Makes you wonder. LOL
Anyway....here some more photo’s to enjoy!