Weather is a lot of my gardening problem too. It’s either raining or so blessed hot I don’t last long out there. But I am determined—sweet potato bed is free of weeds, unfortunately the rabbits have freed it of three plants too. I’m hoping to put bush beans in that bed with them tonight. They are companion plants and hopefully I’ll get a good crop of each.
We won’t discuss the main garden, which is woefully under planted and overly weedy.
Dh and ds decided this was the week they were knocking the weed forest back to the woods. Only to discover the weed whacker needs a new fuel line, and the DR cutter is locked up. GRRRR. I am NOT weeding 5 acres around the house with a hoe or a scythe, they better get at least one of them running, and do so for free or at the very least cheap—either that or I may take in a friends goats for knocking the weeds back. They really don’t want to deal with goats right now.
Some where out in those tall weeds I have an African goose hen, Her, gone broody. I see her at the feed and water about twice a day, so I know Her (her name) is still alive, but you’d never know it from listening or looking for her. Serenity abandons Brat at least once a day to go on a walk-a-bout with her five yearlings, while daddy, Frodo gosling sits. Only she’s not quiet about it and neither is Brat. She also panics if she is out and decidea you are headed toward Brat. (aka: Goose McNugget according to dh—no we’d never eat him, but Brat doesn’t know that). Last night the full grown Toulouse goose, Serenity (about 15 pounds) CLIMBED a five foot high welded wire fence to go over the top of it and get to Brat because she thought dh was going to pick him up! Strangest thing I’ve ever seen with our geese. Muscovy Ducks I’m use to seeing climb, but never a full grown large goose.
We are starting to get pretty frustrated around here without the proper repair/rebuild funds, but keep telling ourselves “only six more months and our income will increase”. In the meantime the farm equipment keeps breaking down and the decks around the house are getting in very sad shape. The garage needs a new roof and double garage door. The list goes on and on and we just keep taking it one day at a time.