Friday, March 18, 2011

Neglacted Blog.....Its the computers fault!

I terrible sorry for not posting for the longest time, But that %$&*#@!!!! computer is acting up. And I do not know how to fix it!
But any way, it looks like spring is trying to get its foot in the door! Today was blue sky's and 78 degrees! The daffodils are in bloom and the pear trees have blossoms all over. In fact a lot of plants are breaking ground and starting to put buds out.
Terri and Mark planted 6 - 8 new Maple trees and I have three fig trees to plant Monday. I also have to get the ground tilled where the new raised beds will be. I start on that project first of the week and will attempt to get before and after pictures posted.
I have been trying to save money on gas by staying in town (Portsmouth VA.) with a friend during the work week and only going home on Sunday night. I do not get anything accomplished by doing this, but the cost of driving 115 miles round trip each day was killing me and putting a lot of wear and tear on the truck!
If you remember that I took some of the worms out of the outside bed and took them into the house so they would not freeze this last winter. And they are doing good, But the worms in the outside bed are exploding! With the day time temps in the 60's and 70's, they have gotten very active and have consumed all the food material I placed in there just a few days ago. This Sunday, I will have to get up early (at my friends house) and go pick a truck load of horse manure and get it out to the homestead. I have to get this bed dug out and the worms picked out and get another bed built. I will divide worms up between the two beds and give them each new bedding and food. The bedding this time will be mostly leaves that I picked up, bagged at curb side this last fall. They have been laying in the yard waitting to be put through the yard vac and then wetted down. The main idea here is to setup a new bed and let it decompose for a week or two before adding any worms. That way the the bacteria that the worms really eat will get a chance to grow and multiply. A better enviorment for them to be introduced to.
Well , that's it for now. I will try and get pictures and a post up about the raised beds and the new garden early next week! Until then, keep looking for spring, ITS OUT THERE!!!

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