May 22, 2013 by Kriscinda Lee Everitt
You would think something terrible had happened to me, what with a complete dearth of posts here as of late. Obviously, I am still here. But…yeah. Busy. So…update!
Seeds sown: both varieties of cucumber, the zukes, the summer squash, and pumpkins. Oh, and the pole beans and the cilantro. Sprouting are the sunflowers (had to be netted to stop the birds from snipping them off), corn, carrots, and dill. Tansplanted are the three types of ‘maters and three types of peppers. There’s been compost and mulch. There’s been about four tons of dirt beneath my fingernails. There’s been sunblock and sun hats. There has been after-garden beers. Left to do: a few more transplants, some more mulching, and we should be pretty well good to go.
Meanwhile, we’d been getting harassed by our neighbor about the state of our lawn. Honestly…we just don’t care. But in addition to our not caring, the fact is that our lawn tractor kept shitting the bed. So, someone came and picked it up for a look. It was one of those occasions where they could try something, but it may or may not work. Also, it’s an older tractor, so in addition to trial and error trouble-shooting with one problem, who knows how many more lie beneath? So we decided the best thing to do—if we ever wanted the lawn cut again—was to suck it up and buy a new one. So, we did. We got this, an Allis Chalmers AC130. There will be a cutting catcher arriving in a few days (and we’re not cutting the grass without it, or we’d have to rake and bale it). When the tractor first arrived, I let it sit in the driveway on that harassing neighbor’s side, just to tease him. And then proceeded to not cut the lawn.
Big A had some lady’s tire fly off her car and into his car, totalling his car (he is fine…not a scratch), so we’re down to one car at the moment until he replaces his. Being stranded has made me more active around the house, and so far, we now have an almost-pretty, functional patio on which to sit, relax, and hang out. Today, I think I will try to tackle the sun room, now that the seedlings are all out of there. It looks like a dirt cyclone hit it.
Now, we will be leaving for a trip to Florida soon to visit Big A’s grandfolks. We will be returning June 1st. Until then, if I manage to post here, it’ll probably be just pictures, but when I get back, I will move my way back into the swing of things blogging-wise. Promise. For now…some pics…