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Comment by William Brooks Zone 7/OK on April 13, 2015 at 7:08am

Nancy We are doing fine lots of rain today and all week which we need badly. I hope the roof don't leak for we had baseball size hail here week ago or more. No gardening this week, I put the truck under the barn side shed hope I don't need it for I won't get out for all the rain.

Comment by Nancy Jenkins on April 11, 2015 at 8:46pm

William hope you got through the tornadoes.

Vicky,that wind has headed here today 100km speed of gusts. I had yard sale only one sale today,not much. It was yesterday, had good sell into first hour. Today I did the yard sale in cover.  Number of people like my veggie garden plots and  my flowers I grow. I hope the wind calms, I have 3 more weekends till head to coast. No passenger to share trip. Must like parrots.

I might just relax Sunday if wind still bad.

Comment by Vicky Myers on April 11, 2015 at 8:41pm

Other side of the herb garden looks pretty sad right now but I had to get them out of their little pots before they croaked indoors. Will look better after the path is redone and I fill it up with herbs and creeping, elfin, wooly & other thymes. I got a Corsican mint but it won't last winter I guess. Got a ginger mint too, the old mints aren't looking very good in the tubs so putting in new ones. Got banana & strawberry mints last year, the pineapple mint is perking up, got a new chocolate one it is still in the kitchen window with the ginger & corsican right now. When the trailer is gone I will move the tubs out there. Now they are in the shade by the front steps.

Comment by Vicky Myers on April 11, 2015 at 8:26pm

Those are Kosher weeds all around the pots and grass that needs to go away. Windows that need fixing, need metal siding .................

The blueberries are in full bloom too. Need to get them covered some how soon from the birds.Think I told you the story the other day already about the bird outside the bathroom. I could hear them rustling around out there so I beat on the bath tub to scare them away. That darn bird bent over to look at me thru the little bathroom window as if to say yea sure ya dumb old lady.

Comment by Vicky Myers on April 11, 2015 at 8:22pm

5 acres and I'm still growing in pots. hmmmmm

Comment by Vicky Myers on April 11, 2015 at 8:19pm

Don't know if you can see that the wind is taking the metal roof off the lean to. Think the one building across from the trailer is going to go down one of these days if we don't get it down first.It was creaking like crazy the other day while the wind was blowing. Also I took so many screws out of the trailer to take it down that a window is swaying in the wind too. Hope the few screws along the top hang on til we get back to that project too.

Comment by Vicky Myers on April 11, 2015 at 8:15pm

It's plenty warm in the living room so these are growing like crazy I need to put them into pots.

Comment by Vicky Myers on April 11, 2015 at 8:10pm

Dang night time temps don't look good at all again this week. The big farmers are having a hard time keeping grapes and cherries warm thru all these nasty cold nights. Nice one minute nasty the next usually right after I change into a sleeveless shirt. Heavy flannel all day today tho. Here are some pics I took just now and a while ago. Oh and I just went out to check on the  peas and radishes along the fence and all the radish greens are completely gone out there. GGGGGRRRRRRRRR!,Washington,United-...

Comment by Vicky Myers on April 11, 2015 at 7:44pm

William thank you. I hope you are safe and not running from tornadoes. It turned nasty here again, chilly and windy. I was out watering and it looks like some critter is chomping on my radishes and peas. Think the birds are stealing my strawberries too. GRRRRRRRRRR! I'm going to have to build a fortress around  my gardens. Get more motion sprinklers, and try some new things I read on line. They said to put sunflower seeds in a 5 gallon bucket for ground squirrels. I don't know if they are munching or the rabbits. When something was eating my parsley  last year I put out wads of my hair and that stopped. Growing in tall pots and the stair stepped boxes seem to work for the ground hugging pests but the strawberries in the boxes are getting plucked out. So need to get the porch screened instead of fiberglassed. Wasps still hovering around there too. Dang why is growing your own food so hard? And build a huge greenhouse frame over the back yard so I can screen it in summer and cover in plastic in winter. Oh and we are having a freeze warning again tonight and maybe tomorrow night too. I transplanted more herbs then put the sprinkler out there today and was sinking in the soft wet dirt while moving the hose.

Comment by William Brooks Zone 7/OK on April 9, 2015 at 8:01am

Vicky onions get planted 1 inch deep. Well I got 2 more beds cleaned out and added compost to them from my barrows and added some dirt to I have one more bed to do today and waiting for the weather to make up it's mind to do what it wants to do. I have 3, 6 ft pipe six inches in Dia. that I am going to try planting Strawberries in. I have the holes cut out all ready I just need to put them in a tub to get them to stand up straight. I am hoping I can do that today as well. I have to fix the shade cloth over the tomato bed for the hail pulled it out last week and I'll be set to go.


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