Thursday, May 20, 2010

Random Updates

The weather is almost getting warm here finally.  It actually froze again about 10 days ago, hard enough to kill off most of the baby raspberry leaves, grape leaves, sage leaves, and most of the fruit tree blossoms.  Thankfully, everything but the fruit blossoms appear to be coming back well.

The plants I grew from seed are ready to go outside in the dirt and the raised beds in the garden are ready to plant, but guess who was put in charge of ordering parts for the drip watering system and hasn't gotten it done yet?  Yep, me.  I've got the parts list almost completed, just need to figure out what parts I need for the strawberry bed and we're good to order.  Really, I'm not good at watering, so the drip system makes it so much easier to keep things alive.  I'm almost afraid to plant without having the water system at least close to complete because, really, I'm not very good at watering.

We got the three new trees planted and the two dead ones dug out yesterday.  Not too bad a job.  Sweet husband did all of the digging.  That's probably why I don't think it was too bad of a job. ;-)

On another note entirely, every year our two county area has a preparedness fair.  The counties take turns hosting it and this year it's our county's turn.  So I called a couple of weeks ago to get some information on it and get a feel for what they had planned because, honestly, last year's prep fair was not very well planned or advertised or attended and as a preparedness junkie I was more than a little frustrated about it.  I ended up giving a polite earful to the sweet lady from the sheriff's office about how I really hoped things would be better at this year's fair and threw out some ideas for them that I don't even remember now.  It sounded like they were coming along well with their plans, so I figured I had done my duty and gotten the information I wanted.  Well, yesterday morning the sheriff's office called and said they really liked my suggestions and invited me to be on the planning committee for the preparedness fair.  Did I mention I have already forgotten what all I suggested?  Really, I just wanted to call and complain.  This seems to happen to me a lot.  I really have to be careful what I complain about because before long I'm put in charge of it.  So I've got my first meeting Friday morning even though they have most of it planned already.  Should be interesting.


Heidi said...

Oh man, I'd be calling you to plan my preparedness fair, too! :) I wish I could go to it.

I'd love to hear more about the drip system! I'm not much of a water-er either, so it would be great to hear about other options.

Katidids said...

Drip systems are wonderful! We had them in CA in the 70's with water rationing. Saved a bundle

Seth Adam Smith said...

Great blog! Keep up the awesome work!

Anonymous said...

Thats great. You'll probably remember once they get started.

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