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Friday, April 24, 2009

How to end school

I am glad to see the HB 2121 was vetoed. But what happens when She becomes HHS and the new guy is Governor? Something to watch.

If you can't tell yet, I am kind of dry on the how-to's. I guess I could repost something, but not sure about that. Some of you have been reading for years, some new readers have gone back and read every single post ( I have changed a bit over the years haven't I?) some of you have utilized the tags on the sidebar to ferret out info, and some of you haven't. This will pick up more once my truck is running again and I can actually navigate the water logged roads that lead to the farmstead.

The school year ends here on the 21st of May. That is when the farmstead project should go into full swing. Sunday we will be marking off corrals. Once I have the fencing, it should only take me a good day to get it strung. The lean-tos are a different story, and a lot more work to fix.

Yesterday Medium was using the pitch fork as though he was born with it. And he actually liked using it, pitching hay to the cattle. I think he might be a born rancher. If only he would use his talents for good. ha!

When it comes to my not planting until the second week of May, I do start transplant able seedlings this week. Melons, cucumbers, and squashes mainly. I have decided that this year I will be planting everything I have. A lot of my seeds were leftovers from last year, so they have to be used. I will have an odd amount of food stuff, but you are able to can just about everything, so I am not worried. If we have to eat pumpkin puree most evenings this next harvest season, so be it, I have a few Cornishes that will go wonderfully with pumpkin.

6 comments:

Annette said...

Would you define what a 'transplant able' seedling looks like? How big would that be? My cucumbers sprouted so quickly (like within the week of being planted) and have two leaves. I would love to get more into the ground; however, we have just the one cold box atm. Any suggestions?

Phelan said...

Stupid spell check and only one cup of coffee. That should be seeds to transplant. But it sounds like yours are ready to go. With anything you wish to stick outside a bit early, cover with one of your canning jars. This heats up the soil and keeps the plant warm, as well as keeping any frost off of it.

ChristyACB said...

I've not normally had good luck transplanting squashes and the like. They just don't seem to like it much. But this year the rabbit keeps nibbling off the squashes as soon as they sprout and the squirrel digs up the baby corn plants to eat the soft remaining kernel. ARGH...

So I'm doing some planting for transplants too this year. We'll see. We all love squash around here though, so it is a must do!

Melissa ~ Wife to 1, Mom to 5 said...

Do you ever sprout things and then put the sprouts in the ground? Curious minds here...

Annette said...

Great advise Phelan - I would not have thought to use a canning jar! omg, how simple.

Phelan said...

ChristyACB, use peat pots for your transplants. That way you never have to handle the roots, and transplanting shouldn't have any ill effect on the seedlings.

Melissa, yes ma'am. I have a bunch sprout in mini green houses on my front porch, as well as a grow closet full.

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