Thursday, February 28, 2013

Raised Garden Beds, Grape Vines ....

 Earlier this month, saw this sky looking out from the front door. Thought the color and contrast was quite pretty.

Can see the cinder block raised bed to the left, DH put in a couple of months ago. 
Then the blocks that have been waiting to be made into a raised bed.
This is were my Asparagus will go.  

Planned on more raised beds, but that will have to be put on hold due to the pending pay cut, unless I can find some free or super cheap used ones.
Will try to put in some more traditional beds, though my body can't really handle tending to those any more.
Family has to eat this summer, so will figure something out.

Bought two grape vines last Fall and planted them. Just hope they survived the winter here. Hard to tell at this point.
DS, put in two posts few weeks ago, so we will have some where for the vines to grow,,, thinking back on it, we should of put more concrete in the last post. As we pulled the wire between the posts yesterday, that one moved a bit.
Possible problem later on, but not going to worry about it right now.
Tied some orange tape on the wire, since it is nearly impossible to see.

In a few years, this place might just be pretty...... I hope any way.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Human Genes Engineered Into Experimental GMO Rice Being Grown in Kansas

Human Genes Engineered Into Experimental GMO Rice Being Grown in Kansas

This is beyond scary.... and everyone should pay attention, specially if you all ready have food Allergies!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Fencing and skunks....

Started putting up fencing yesterday. Not where we had planned.....

 ..Due to Congress not doing their job, we will loose 20% of our pay.
Congress should also get their pay tagged 20%, instead of giving their rich lazy backsides a raise!  Specially when they will put this country in another tail spin, because of their petty childish bickering. 

That will put us no better than being unemployed and with that kind of non pay and how so very expensive it is here for food for both us and the animals... it will be even harder than before.

We have decided we need to fence in the front field where the grass is. All the animals, except one of my horses, will be able to go out, at least part of the time. 
This will save on the animal feed at least.

We have a big den of Skunks running along part of the fence line. I thought it might be foxes but no such luck.

DH originally wanted to knock the Den down with the tractor... but.. I said....uhmm....  you will not be living in the house if you do that.
Can you imagine a half dozen angry skunks all gunning for you?

DH stuffed logs in the holes and by the time we were putting fencing up.... the whole area smelled of ticked off skunk.

Sure they got out by now,,, so not going to do any fencing today, even though we need to.  Not that adventurous!

Also bought some more cinder blocks a couple of weeks ago. Will have another raised bed.

But not enough to put in a full garden. 
So I will have to do some hot wire around the garden to keep the chickens from bothering it.
Will have to grow some food this spring/summer if we want to eat.

Thanks Congress, for doing your best to destroy another hard working family.

 Here are the photos.  Can see some of the fencing going in above.

Giant Skunk Den..... put arrows near a couple of logs DH stuffed in the entrances. That borrow is huge.... that whole long lump of dirt..... 
Put and Arrow on the fence....  

See the issue? 
 Normally DS and I do some fencing during the day but....  I am not doing that part! 

Any "Safe" way to force skunks to move on, for at least a little while?

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Big Museum in Wlliamsburg

Last Dec we went to Colonial Williamsburg again and this time, went to their large museum.
The top part is a recreation of the old hospital.... however unknown to us at this point, this museum is much larger than it looks.
Would guess... 3/4's of it is underground. Yep, we were walking on the roof to take this photo.
Thought DH took some photos of inside, but  not sure where they ended up.
Pretty nice museum, lots of interesting things to look at.