We had another long weekend. We accomplished more than anticipated, due to a shady day on Saturday. The heat index was only in the 90's and not over 100. It really makes a difference. Here's a quick review;
Well, we did get some rain, and the pond is starting to fill. We are expecting rain most of Tues/Wed and Thurs of this week. Things are looking up regarding water retention.
We finished the garden. It's completely planted, and the chicken wire has been placed along the outside. The Moose dug a trench, and then we buried a foot of the chicken wire in the ground before attaching it to the side of the existing wire fencing. We have a plethora of wild animals, that dig around the yard and the chicken wire will be an extra defense against the rabbits and wild pigs. We watered the garden from the pond, and it didn't look like we took a drop from it. Awesome!
It looked a little like Survivor Island for a bit on Sunday. We were overrun by huge fire ant hills. I don't care what the ads say, those expensive sprinkle on solutions do not work. They just relocate a few feet over. The only way to truly get rid of them is to burn them out.
The chicken coop is being put on hold until later in the fall. We need a physical break, so we're on to just cleaning up the place; mowing the yard, and weeding the garden. That's really enough work in normal circumstances, but as with all things, we either do it big and do it right, or we don't do it at all.