Blog Author
dooley
(view profile)
Recent Entries to this Blog It's Fall already!
Posted: 08 Oct 2015
Moving Day is approaching!
Posted: 04 Mar 2015
2015 already!
Posted: 01 Jan 2015
It's been a great while!
Posted: 30 Dec 2014
An anniversary comes but once a year!
Posted: 27 Aug 2014

All Entries
 


Another busy day!

Category: Daily Happenings | Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 5:35 am

I wonder when we will stop have such short days. There never seems to be enough time to get everything done. We started to breakfast this morning and had to stop for gas and with this and that we ended up back at home for breakfast. Yesterday we went to the flea market and coming home we stopped at WalMart and bought 10 forty pound bags of potting soil. Brian bought another 200 peat pots. So, this morning I thought that I have the seeds and the potting soil and the pots so I should start doing something with them. I potted up all the peat pots with vegetable and flower seeds and them when and got the 6 pak planters that I saved when I bought plants last year. I filled all of them that I had too. You should see that greenhouse. It is full. Brian took some pictures without me seeing him so you will see the greenhouse---tomorrow. I didn't have time to get them to photobucket today. There is also one of some tulips in the herb garden area and some hummingbird photos. Just don't look at the weeds and grass that I haven't had time to do anything about.It took me two and one half hours to get all the seeds planted. Then, I took a glass of tea down to the swing and sat for a few minutes. Chance kept me company. Brian came and said he wanted to go to the hardware store in Prescott Valley because they had plant food on sale and the sale ended today. We bought food for flowers and vegetables and food for trees and shrubs. Then, we went up to the mall on the hill and had a
Subway sandwich and a Dairy Queen Blizzard for lunch.
When we got home, I decided to work on the yard behind the big shed. That has been an on-going project. Last year the neighbor was putting in concrete between his workshop and his house and needed somewhere to pile the dirt. Since I was cutting horehound out he ask if he could pile it there for awhile. It stayed there all summer and finally he came and leveled it. Mean time I had sifted a lot of dirt and rock and made flower beds and rock paths. So now it was level and we raked it down and sloped the bank. We wanted to put up a fence and plant flowers and grass there. We could open it up and let Chance have a larger area to run. With so many other projects going on we didn't get to it. Last week, we finally got the outside fence and gate up. This morning Brian pounded in the short posts for the inner fence.
When we came home from Prescott Valley I went out and raked and shoveled until I thought it was pretty level. Then I carried 5 bags of the potting soil out and poured it along the fence. There is 55 feet about three feet wide. I raked the potting soil along the fence. Brian came and brought me an extra bag so it took six bags altogether. I mixed the seed but it was so windy I thought I would wait until morning when it isn't so windy to scatter the seed. I hauled the hose out to wet it down good. I have a mix of cosmos, California poppies, Corieopsis?, and Mexican primrose to scatter in the space. I have some compost for covering seed that I will sprinkle over it. The seeds are small so I won't need much. Ha! I always need more than I think before I start.
Then,our neighbor Frank (not our Gnome) came over for a tour and to see the greenhouse. I was hauling around a watering can because I needed to water some of the pots of seeds in the greenhouse before I closed the vent to keep the heat inside for the night. Then, I hurried into the house and put a pork roast into the Nesco Cooker so we would have something to eat for supper. I cut up two oranges and scattered them in the new flower bed so the cats wouldn't dig it up during the night. I put our all of the trash for the trashmen to pick up tomorrow. We have to leave the dumpster inside the fence until morning or the javalina tip it out and scatter it everywhere. Then, I had to come in and finish up the supper. I got the dishes washed and came to load the pictures from the camera to the computer and that is as far as I have gotten today. It's now after ten-thirty and I should think about going to bed. Tomorrow after I plant those seeds I have to make a start on digging the garden area because the squash seeds have started coming up and soon they will need the garden. I planted cucumbers, sweet peppers, eggplant, tomatoes and hot peppers, cantaloupe and lots of flowers. I have a wheelbarrow that I have planted with petunias in the summer. I sowed a package of salad mix in it this morning. I think by the time I'm ready for petunias the lettuces will have been eaten or nearly so that I can fit in the petunias. I noticed the morning glories are coming up by the fence. Dooley


This blog entry has been viewed 528 times
You're reading one of many blogs on GardenStew.com.
Register for free and start your own blog today.


Comments

 

Gardenstew wrote on Mon Apr 10, 2006 12:21 pm:


Dooley you sure are one busy lady! Looking forward to the pics on the greenhouse and others :)




 

Marlene wrote on Mon Apr 10, 2006 2:24 pm:


Hi Dooley....Thought I better check up on you and DR.

I'm exhausted just reading all you have done. I look forward to seeing the pictures you post.

Marlene





Leave a Comment


Login or register to leave a comment.









Archives All Entries
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005