O.J. has been using the 'Lazy Tomcat' system of hunting birds. Amazingly, he catches a sparrow once in awhile. You'd think a cat just laying in the sun out in the open would not have much luck. He's patient!
Henry Ford helped me make some trenches for little trees and other stuff out in the field garden.
This is the little furrower I put on Henry to make digging a trench easy.
To make a trench by hand (OOOFFFFF), I can reverse these plow shares and it becomes a trencher.
The 'maters in the Wall-O-Waters are doing great. Wait 'till you see the next issue!
Anticipating another hot dry summer, I've set up my little baby water towers. These will be the the source of water for the drip irrigation system I'm installing down the rows of the tarp garden. Stay tuned. I'll show you how I do it next time.
Filed under the 'never give up' heading, my roses this year are planted in 10 gallon grow-bags. So far, they're loving it. All those tires will become 'water holdment' pans pretty soon.
Annie is a trooper, but all this gardening just wore her out. She was pooped!
Inside, we're making up our own potting soil again. It is a mix of good old peat moss and perlite and other stuff. Plus lime, fertilizer and Epsom Salts for the magnesium.
I laughed when she helped me do the mixing. I was using tools, she was using her nose. She really got into it! Heelers are just natural born helpers. They don't need a class, they just react and go for it - whether you want 'em to or not.
Here is the pot of my sister's Brilliant Red hibiscus
cuttings we took at Thanksgiving. Remember, we rooted them in DE floor dry from the auto parts store.
That stuff really works - and better yet - it is pretty cheap.
We popped them into some little pots full of Annie's Select Farm Mix, and put them under lights to rest and start growing some more.