Friday, February 27, 2009

Ready or not, here we go...


It has been a busy week here at the Bike Garden. We are in midterms at school, and both students and faculty alike are walking around looking sleep-deprived and stunned. The weather has been lovely, though, with balmy temperatures and a bit of wind to remind us that we live on the plains. All week I've needed to get out into the prairie homesteader's garden and plant the snap peas, but I just haven't had the time.

Today, however, I think there will be enough of a break in the madness to get it done. It should be a quick job--a bit of chicken compost tilled into the soil, pop the pea plants in, add a little of that sweet harvested rain, and step back to watch what happens...

9 comments:

  1. Oh, one look at that spade fork and my back began to hurt. Spring is so rewarding, but it sure takes a toll on my back. Good luck and get going!

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  2. Hopefully you'll get it done too-weekend is coming:)

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  3. Yum, I'm envious of your chicken compost and your sweet rainwater! Good luck with your chores.

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  4. Ah, the very first of your gardening season! May you have great success!

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  5. Love the shot through the pitchfork! Good luck finding the time to plant your little snaps. You are gonna love those peas!! Hey, interesting article about using chicken manure vs others, see what you think if you have a minute: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/pacificnw/2008680297_pacificplife01.html

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  6. Good luck with the planting and hope the weather stays fine. I was planning to mow the grass tomorrow. Oooh, the anticipation!

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  7. Aren't there some complicated almanac rules about planting peas under a full moon, but only in months that have a r in it;-) Or is that oysters? gail

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  8. Lucky dog. We still have snow on the ground, but it should be gone soon as tmeps are to be near 60 Wednesday. I'd love to spreading compost about now. And on spring break!!! My last one?

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