The Farm Report
May? Why is it called 'May?' Well, I heard somebody say the other day, that this month is famous for being unpredictable. It 'may' be cold, or it 'may' be hot. It may be wet, or it may be dry. You may need a coat, or you may need your bikini. You may run the air conditioner, or you may run the furnace. You may do all this on the same day in May. And ain't it the truth! So far this month, we've had 28F for lows, and it has been above 90F. I have run the air a couple of nights, and I thought I had turned off the wood boiler for the season. I still needed it. But time goes on, and so must we.
My sister showed up at Oakdale Farm the other day with this beautiful hibiscus in her trunk.
Then we covered the whole shebang with tin foil to protect it from too many radio waves from outer space, and also to keep it from drying out.
Dutch Bucket Update. These were started off in March.
The other morning when I looked in, there was a big yellow blossom!
Bang! A little paint brush to make like a bee, and we have Zuccinnies on the way.
May has been so cold I didn't get the spuds in when I usually do. I did get Henry Ford out and let him make a couple of spud rows for me.
I know I'm getting older. I hope I'm getting smarter, too. I changed my little one row cultivator around so Henry Ford can lay out my rows - and hopefully cultivate them for me later on. Never walk where you can ride!
And just for people keeping score: This is the last bag of carrots I put in the shop fridge last fall. They're still good to go, and so much more flavorful than the store bought ones. Easy Peasy.
The soil has been so slow to warm up. I'm just now getting tomatoes and peppers out into the tarp garden.