Monday, February 28, 2011

They're Back!

We had a seemingly quiet weekend. Just a little bit of work at the compound, like watering what's left in the garden and the new trees. We got our lawnmower back from it's annual maintenance, so I had to take it for a spin. It doesn't sound like much, but all this little stuff sure eats up the clock.

The gators are back! It's finally warm enough for them to move around again. It has been quite some time since we've seen any. Here's just a little guy, maybe 3 foot long from tip to tail.

Monday, February 21, 2011

A Rose by Any Other Name

Just a quick update from this past weekend at the Compound.

The Moose and I finished adding chicken wire to the bottom section of the pond fencing. It took some effort, as a trench needed to be dug, chicken wire placed, stapled and then buried back in on nearly 200' of fencing. It should help keep out the critters, so hopefully no more chewing up the pond liner!

We planted two rose bushes, some new strawberry plants and another pear tree. The nectarine tree planted two weeks ago is already blossoming, and the flowers are really pretty.

Izzy's not been feeling well, ear infections in both ears, so as you can see, she was sleeping it off on Saturday.

It was a two t-shirt day on Saturday. Highs in the 80's and it felt like it.

Have a great week!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Barn Building Part Deux

I guess the prior weekend wasn't so bad, as my parents decided to come back out again and help us finish the fencing around the pond. Here's a photo of them both, and yes, that is a Guiness in the picture. We were at the very end of the day when water just wouldn't do any longer.

They were great help again. While my parents and the Moose put up the cross bracing, and the wire fencing, I got started on getting the garden ready for planting. After some testing, we needed to add quite a bit to the soil; lime, compost/manure, top soil and nitrogen. I finished half of the original garden, by tilling in the amendments, and raking it all out. We also planted two more new trees, a dwarf plum and a nectarine. Keep your fingers crossed that they do well.

It warmed up this past week so the grass is greening up, and the bushes are starting to bud out, even the new raspberry plants.

We'll be off next weekend, we have a conference for work, so until the next post, have a great week.