Thought I would share the wonderful garden we have growing on inner patio area.Â I call it an inner patio area as it is fenced on both sides of the neighbors and otherwise resides between the living area proper and the garage.Â Not the best of locations in general, but it is looking like a jungle out there right now.Â Â The pictures in the gallery are from right after it was planted (May 22nd, was planted 19th/20th), an update is coming soon as it is now past the office kickoff of summer.
Once again I find myself having virtually ignored this blog for way to long. Once again it is not because of lack of things that are agricultural in nature. Reality is, I have just been short on time for most of the last little bit and when that has not been the case, I have just been lazy. Regardless, more than a few things that I have noted about that I felt I should bring up here on the farm site. So, as I did once before not so long ago, an entry about several different things in brief. I have not completely decided, but I may even make this a somewhat regular feature. Anyway, on to those things that I feel the need to get off of my chest and share with you all. Read more »
Some few of you may recall that about this time last year I was excited with having moved into the new place with my lovely wife. You may also recall while there was not really a plot of land of do anything with there was opportunity to experiment with some smaller size container gardening. You may have noticed that there was not much follow-up over last summer and certainly not any astounding results reported. The reason is simple, there were none. That all aside, it is that time of year again, just past the first of May when most things I would want to grow in the containers can take off and to that end we spent some time early this afternoon kicking things off.
It is probably with little surprise to most that this announcement comes, but on Friday (I believe that to be the date) the USDA lifted any and all restrictions on the planting of genetically engineered alfalfa. This debate has been stirring for sometime now, since a court placed an injunction the planting of any further GE alfalfa sometime back. It looked as if the USDA might actually be reasonable with the matter and perhaps restrict it in some ways, including potential zoning and requirements for barriers, as were some of the suggested possibility that came up in the various meetings that the USDA held. Apparently though, that was merely lip service to make the folks like me and the number of outraged and affected farmers from previous problems with GMO’s in the past.
I got a frantic phone call just a little while from my Mom. Apparently one of my horses was out. Not sure about the why or how exactly. My folks had managed to get him back with the lure of some grain, which mind you, he does not need at all. We had a conversation about the fence and the charger. Apparently it is not working at all. I am not sure at this point what the problem is exactly. I suggest a fresh set of batteries, as it is wireless – in a different sense if you get my drift.
It has been a couple of hours now but I just got another one of those calls. This one not as frantic, but with the same message generally speaking. Jack is out of the paddock and I am going to have to do something in the morning about the situation and figure out what is going on with the fence. I am so in concurrence on this, but I have to wonder just exactly what has gotten his feathers up all the sudden. And apparently, he is going through the fence with taking the whole thing down – but just knocking one strand off or something.