The garden is doing great though we were a bit late starting some of the plants. Actually I’m a bit amazed by how well the plants are doing via a the mix of sown seeds and some early starter plants. Today the pole beans are starting to sprout up through the ground of the 3 sisters garden experiment. I wish I could have started the plants in May, but I think the garden will be okay. FYI for those that want to use straw as mulch. While straw is a great mulch it does not break down quickly and if you use a small electric rototiller the straw binds up in the tines. Because of that we are going to try out the Scott’s earth grow as a mulch for the garden beds as a weed blocker and for retaining water. For my soil and the tools I have to work with using a bark mulch is the best solution for me and my garden. But if straw works for your garden, go for it. Every garden is special and it takes a few tweaks to make your garden grow.
Next job is eliminating Morning glory plants. While Morning glory is a pretty plant it climbs/spreads and strangles other plants I like around the homestead. Eliminated a weed or bad plant is good but you have to put in a new plant that chokes out the bad weed. I’m going to try out some Mossy rose/Portulaca for my front yard beds as it is low growing and only a perennial (reseeds it self) for ground cover. If it works great if not it should not be to hard to replace next year. Plus mossy rose is drought tolerant.
Some good new from the US senate on gun control laws and voting. It seems there was a bit of a backlash and the senators feared the American people might vote them out. I put a little 9mm carbine on layaway and I think I can get it off of layaway next week, rather than waiting on the Senate voting to take rights away from US citizens.
Things are getting “sporty” my friends and you need to be aware and prepared TODAY, just in case things go south. If you are thinking of burying all your guns you need to dig them up. Though I don’t have a problem if you bury “extra guns” as backup.
For this summer Home depot has a battery powered Ryobi fan for sale for under $40. 00 with an 18 volt lithium battery. These little Ryobi fans are great for cooling both people and animals. I like the water misters and pump on the $80. 00 dollar model, but I recommend you get this fan or something similar to move both hot an cool air that is NOT dependent on the electric grid.