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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Day of Mulching

Monday morning we’re taking off to Milwaukie for a few days.   Business related for hubby and a nice break away from here.  He will come home & I’ll stay in northern Indiana visiting friends for a few days. I am so looking forward to it.  I’ve never been there so new places are always neat to visit.  The Harley  museum is close by the hotel so I’m hoping we can get over there.

The down side of leaving for a few days….lots of work to be finished up before I go.  Isaiah & I  were at earth first this morning for another trailer load of compost…we took it to his house and 2 hours later he, Erika & I had it unloaded in their flowerbed.

compost going in 

For right now, we’re using it as mulch…the addition (another bedroom) scheduled this fall will tear up the flower beds but my thought is we can start amending the soil some now.

We went back for a second load to finish it off & the rest I’ll use in the garden.

While they finished “mulching” I was able to get in 3 more rows of potato’s & 3 more roma’s.   My BIL had dropped off more rabbit poo the other day so I was able to mix it with the compost when I planted.  I’m interested to see how the 2 separate potato beds do.  The first bed I put in the main garden (generally used for spinach and lettuces) & it’s shaded for about 3 hours in the afternoon….the second bed is in full sun.  I ended up adding another layer of compost over both beds….and then went through the rest of the garden dressing everything with the black gold .  It was hot, and I didn’t want to know the temps.  About 3pm I turned the hose on myself & by 5 pm when the hubby got home my arms felt a mile long….and the ground was rippling.  A loooong cool shower later I felt human again.  The rest of it is staying in the trailer till morning but I need to have it emptied and cleaned out by 1pm. 

Because ……(insert drum roll) we get to go to pick up and load Erika’s bedroom set & Isaiah’s bunk-beds from…… her ex’s. 

It’s taken an entire stinkin year and a court order issued yesterday to get them.  Erika’s bed set was given to her from Mr. Fix-It’s grandmother right before she died so come hell or high water we’re getting it back!.  The old style inlayed bed frame and dressing table.  In all honesty were almost afraid to see what condition it will be in.  We’ll be taking snacks and water bottles as I know he’ll keep us waiting. ….because he can. 

Crawling off to bed…

Katie

 

15 comments:

  1. Katie,

    Great job with getting more compost for the garden beds. You have your work cut out for you before heading to Milwaukee. Enjoy your trip!!!!

    Ex's can be real pains in the butts, I have one and know what you're dealing with.

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    1. Thanks Sandy! It was a work out for sure!

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  2. Hope your batteries hold out through the summer, you little Energizer Bunny! You're one lucky gal that your shoulder injury has healed enough for you to do the work of a man and a half each day like you do! (Hard to keep a good woman down, isn't it?)

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    1. Man and a half *snort* I wish I had the strength and energy you do! But, things need doing and we find a way right?

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  3. Good luck getting the beds back! I hope they are still in good condition.

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    1. It's more a case of creating beds...but yes shes been working on them and they are coming along. Thanks for popping in!

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  4. Sounds like you're making fantastic progress on the gardening front! So rewarding, isn't it?

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    1. Leigh, they are better than ever this year...so far & knocking on wood!

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  5. Sounds like a long tiring day. Rest well and congrats on getting that bed back!

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    1. Debbie, we were tired but it was very rewarding to see the difference!

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  6. So, what if you arranged for a police escort. Bet you would get in to get her things and out without any problem.
    Kind of jealous of all of your gardening. I did plant 6 climbing beans along my fence. Hoping for a couple of meals of beans from them :) I just do not have the room for a garden.

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    1. Evy, gardens come in all sizes! Your beans should have wonderful production with your weather....enough to freeze a few meals as well. No chance of the escort....and we did not get the bed...

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  7. Boy .. what a great gift .. all that compost!! I make my own out of kitchen and garden greens .. but it's never enough.

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    1. Mrs Mac, we compost as well but, I knew we had nowhere near what was needed. At $5.00 a front loader scoop it was $20. well spent

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  8. Erika's ex sounds like a real dreamboat. SNORT.

    I'm sure Sweetums would love a new hat. Probably turquoise. ;o)

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