Anyway, we will try again....I also tattered her skirt, I figure the movement would be more prominent with a loose fabric. Doris is stuffed with plastic grocery bags, it minimizes the mold from the moisture but does nothing to aid her in standing straight. She leans considerably to the front but would almost be laying down if I tried to stand her straight. Who cares as long as she works, my kids call her the "Welcomingcrow", aren't they nice?
We finally settled on the rotation of almost all the crops, the peas will be hard to move as we will have to up the fencing and the carrots, onions have no choice but to flip spots each year. I do like them in the "sandbox", it seems to cut down on the weeds.
Here is hubs prepping for the 'taters. Oh, Doris is standing dead center of the corn. Please work and keep those raccoons away, it will be very discouraging to lose the corn again.
I have to say....I'm proud of my year's compost, black gold it is.
Madame planting the onion sets. She doesn't seem to mind doing these even though she hates onions. Notice the tin plates hanging off the fencing (tied with string) in the background. Yet another attempt to keep the critters away. For the birds it is a shiny movement when the wind catches it, for every other animal, it bangs when it settles back down from the wind. Not much but it may be all it takes, I hope.
Compost cut with rotted manure.
A good drink of water from the expensive (but doesn't wet to 80 feet like claimed) sprinkler.
You can just barely see the tomatoes in the corner and some of the peppers beside the sandbox. Some corn and beans to plant in succession. Lettuce and carrots to do on a less windy day.
Trying beets for the first time ever! C&G Design
Words and photos by Dawn,C&G Design.