The ground is slowly drying up here, but rain and snow is in our near future. I am hoping for a moist summer, but nothing like last year. Between the flooding and the cool temps, only got 350 lbs of produce. I lost all my sweet potatoes and peanuts, my melons and half my tomatoes. I need a typical Kansas summer please. If any of you can do that for me, I will be grateful.
I am itching to get out to the farmstead. The closer summer gets, the more I feel nothing has been done. I have a question for all your herbalist out there, I did some info. I could do some research, but I would like to hear your opinions on the matter. Here's what I need:
Natural way to be rid of ticks, mosquitoes, fleas and spiders. Something that doesn't hurt bees. Chickens can't do everything. (for animals, and for land)
Rodent control. I have lavender and geese as well as cats. Anything else?
Fly (horse fly and heel fly) Camphor is expensive, is there something else I can use on the cows?
Thank you in advance. I have some thoughts on a few things, but what I need is on a much larger scale. The farmstead is over ran right now because no one has been there for a few years. I really don't like ticks.
I also wanted to know if anyone was attending their local tea party? I am thinking about attending the Wichita one. Maybe some of us can meet up.
I am having a little difficulty with this whole separation from my husband thing. We make jokes about it, But I haven't been apart from him for very long. The longest was the Myrtle Beach bike rally, and then the Sturgis rally. But this is longer in terms of months passing and only see him for 2 days a week. I am sure we will get use to it, but to be honest, I don't want to be. I just keep thinking that we will be able to keep him home before long, or maybe open a bike shop in the nearest town. In the summer that town gets 8,000 bikes through it, and there isn't a single wrench to help anyone.
Ok, no more depressing thoughts. Today should be warm, and the air dry. I need to go plant some more cool weather veggies. You shouldn't plant in the mud, but if I don't get them out soon, I might not get them out until late summer for a fall harvest.