Around The Farm:: Charm has proven to be a general distraction, little besides horse stuff is getting acomplished. Over the week end Bob and I managed to complete one landscape project, cleaning and edging a garden bed. Truth be told even this project was horse motivated, once we brought home the plow I wanted a pretty place to put it.
The weather::: No hay weather in sight, hay requires at least three consistant days of dry weather.
Tonight: Cloudy. A chance of showers after midnight. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the upper 50s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 50 percent
Wednesday: Patchy fog in the morning. Showers...mainly in the morning. Highs in the upper 60s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 80 percent
The Moon :Waning Crescent, 38% of Full
On my reading pile:::
On my TV:::(DVR)
The Next Food network Star
Iron Chef and Chopped
On the menu for this week:::
Friday: Iceburg wedge and pizza's on the grill
Saturday: Fried Clams
Bob does not know it yet but I hope to go out for fried clams
Sunday: Chipotle Steak Salad http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2011/08/chipotle-steak-salad/
Monday: Burger Night Cheese Burgers with thick cut bacon and fried eggs
Tuesday: Pork chops with pineapple fried rice
Wednesday: Chicken Salad with Fresh Corn
Thursday: Turkey Sliders
On my to do list:::
As much laundry as I can manage to wash and hang between rains
Sweep and Steam Clean floors
In the Garden:: The blue beryy bushes are loaded with berries and the rasberry bushes are loaded with flowers. I can see one jalepeno growing as well as growth with the sun flowers and pea's. I plan to add flowers out front by the sign and replace two flower boxes this week that did not take.
From The Farmers Almanac::
11th-13th Favorable Time For Planting Late Root Crops. Also Good For Vine Crops. Set Strawberry Plants. Good Days For Transplanting.
14th-15th Cut Hay Or Do Plowing On These Barren Days.
16th-17th Good Days For Planting Root Crops. Good Days For Transplanting.
18th-19th Seeds Planted Now Tend To Rot In The Ground.
20th-21st Plant Tomatoes, Beans, Peppers, Corn, Cotton, And Other Aboveground Crops On These Most Fruitful Days. Plant Seedbeds And Flower Gardens.
22nd-25th Poor Period For Planting. Kill Plant Pests, Clear Fence Rows, Clear Land.
26th-28th Favorable For Planting Peas, Beans, Tomatoes, And Other Fall Crops Bearing Yield Aboveground. Sow Grains And Forage Crops Now. Plant Flowers.
29th-30th Extra Good For Planting Fall Lettuce, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Collards, And Leafy Vegetables. All Aboveground Crops Planted Now Will Do Well. Plant Seedbeds