We had a good rainfall of almost an inch. It really helped to get things growing. Trees are opening their leafs now and the grass in the yard is green. In town my yards are almost ready to mow. Once things grow here, they grow very fast. In the morning I had some paperwork and phone calls to do. Also got groceries and did some house work. I went to the building store too. I had to order my tin roof and buy floor insulation. Another part is done. Hopefully the tin roof is in coming Friday. I choose a green color for the tin roof. It will look nice with the natural color of the wood. Around noon I was ready to go to the acreage. It promised to be a beautiful day. Sun was shining, blue sky and a nice 19c. Perfect day to create another garden. I wasn’t planning on doing another one, but running our of space. I had still lots of potatoes left to plant, and many seeds. I used the 3rd above ground garden for my corn, carrots, spinach, lettuce, swish chard and endive. The carrots are the only root vegetable in this garden, because in the sand they won’t grow. In the 4th garden I have the rest of my potatoes, onions, beets, kool rhabi and garlic. What I did with this 4th garden was turning the soil (sand) and remove all weeds. There wasn’t much so that only took me a half hour. It isn’t an above ground garden, but will be in time. Then I raked it and dug little holes for the potatoes. First I put a lot of good soil into the holes, put in the potatoes, and covered those with lots of soil again. I will keep adding soil on top as the potatoes grow. That way they will get enough food, because the sand has no food at all. I did the same with the other root vegetables. It looks really great and I hope the things will all grow well. Once I was done with this 4th garden, I seeded the 3rd above ground garden. After I was done, I watered everything well. I really need to set up one of the big water containers next to the garden. I have two. One will be used for the horses and one for the garden. But for now I just hauled in some water from home in big bottles. I still will have to create a garden space for pumpkin and melon. The plants that did so great indoors, are all touched by frost and don’t look to good. So I will start them over. I have a nice space for the pumpkins and melons. I hope to do that sometime this week. It was so peaceful and quiet when I was working. The only thing I heard were bird and bee sounds. Oh, I forgot to tell that the other time when I was getting some things out of the shed, I discovered 2 mice in a planting box I had stored. They were making a nest in it. I thought to use this planting box to put in some smaller gardening tools so I picked it up and noticed old grass in it and it moved. I put it on the ground, and suddenly 4 pair of dark round eyes were looking at me in fear. I felt sorry for them and talked to them. They were listening, not sure what to think of me. Then they went out of the garden box and went their way into the yard. LOL They were so cute! I told them they were lucky today, as there were no cats in the yard right now. The little bird that is nesting at the trailer changed its mind. It’s not nesting in the hitch anymore. It’s at the side of it now, trying to build a nest on a small edge. Not the best place to build a nest. Cat’s can get there so easy. But what can I do? She choose that spot and was busy again with flying up and down with little pieces of grass, trying to build that nest. Scruffy laid most of the time in the shade, while I was gardening. She keeps an eye out in the yard. For birds. LOL When she sees a big bird flying over, she will bark until they are gone. So funny. The ticks are less since Paul mowed the yard so that is great. I’m hoping that the welder is coming Thursday. Then it is a week since the screw piles went in. Keep my fingers crossed. I want things to get going now. Especially because the weather will be wonderful this week. On my drive home, I was amazed with how green suddenly the ditches looked. Grass is just popping up out of the ground with this warm weather after the rain we had. It’s so nice to see green instead of white. LOL Living in Saskatchewan makes you feel SO grateful when Spring finally arrives after many months of winter.
LPine Meadow's Blog by Saskia
In this blog I will share the process of building a small solar and wind powered cabin and the creating of bird, herb and vegetable and fruit gardens.