My peppers got frost nipped and just for extra fun, they got pummeled by hail today. I added some protection after the storm started but I think the peppers are probably toast. The weathermen are for casting possible snow here in the valley. Not unheard of too me but Spring time in Idaho is a bit more “eclectic” than I prefer. We are good here at Casa de Chaos as we are late planting many “starter plants”. The cabbages and cole crops survived the cold/hail. I also planted the plants in a “protected” place in the front yard. Just a small garden planting set back at this time. Springtime in Idaho!
I bought the lumber for the new compost pile. I’m using pressure treated 4×4 posts at the corners. 2×4 pressure treated boards to tie the pile together and cedar wood fencing to cover/contain the compost. I’ll have to layout and tweak the plan over the next week. I’m not just trying to make my garden “pretty”. Every element must have a use to make the garden better in the long run.
I have most of the materials for building a compost mound/heap. I want it to be semi-attractive as well as a good compost pile that is somewhat easy to work. Good construction makes life easier in the long run.
I really dropped the ball on my basement storage. The mice are berserk and all of it is because I did not store foods properly in containers. So Mom and I are trying out a few different items to get rid of mice and I’m looking to build proper shelves to fight the vermin problem. So we will see how it works out. I’m not getting all “butt hurt” just because I “screwed the pooch” this time. prepping and getting self-sufficient is a journey and not about one screw up.