I have about 120 days of growing season before the frost date of October 10th, so I’m sowing seed of plants and herbs in the new beds. This next week I want to add some herbs, onions, chives along with some root veggies in the ‘cole’ crop bed. So far I have added brussel sprout starts, but it looks like some of my celery died. The lettuce looks okay after watering though I may need to adjust the cloth to protect the plants from the afternoon sun.
This year’s garden is not about production, though I want to have fresh veggies. My focus is making an easy to maintain garden for the future. I will be adding a user friendly sit down ledge around all of the raised bed. The new fence is not ‘Tucker the peke’ proof as he is going under the fence. At least Tucker has not dug up any of the new plants! Heck, I may just surround the garden area with 2 layers of cinder blocks to keep the little dog from digging until I can build a proper fence.
Repairing Mom’s little chicken house: I added a little WD-40 to the bolts that are rusted that need to be removed. The manufacture of this little chicken house was poor not because materials though they went cheap. It would have been simple to paint all sides of the wood and seal it against weather and insects. Why use 2 inch long bolt and wing nut in wood framing is less than an 1/2-3/4 inch thick?
While I doubt the manufacturer thought about anyone taking a pattern or learning how to repair or learning how to use a spray paint gun. That is my ‘project’ for this little chicken house. I will learn how to make the house rigid, try and repair flaking wood, fix some bad stuff and give Mom a great little chicken house. I get to practice on something that is basically considered a throw away project.
The front lawn is weed whacked and 1/2 is mowed. I can finish up the rest this weekend and if things work out I’ll get the alley way weeds cut down and the cheat grass bagged.
Over all a good day of work and I’m not ‘toast’. If i’m physically up to it this weekend I’ll add some onions and herbs to the garden beds, finish up cutting the grass and then attack the alley way weeds. At worst I think I can get at least one of those jobs finished.