Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Summer almost over
This has been a lazy summer for us. I wish I could say I haven’t posted anything because we’ve been so busy working around here. Sadly, I can‘t. We started off all “gung ho!” and quickly slowed down to a dull murmur.
No garden this year. The lasagna gardening method did not work for us. We have Bermuda grass, and it is very invasive. You really have to dig it up if you want to plant anything. Even then you have keep an eye on it. The only thing that I’ve found that will keep it at bay is shade. I think another issue we had with the lasagna method was simply time. The things I was adding just didn’t break down fast enough. I may try to keep adding composting stuff to the area and see if maybe it will work for next year. Although, I’m still not sure if I wasn’t just feeding the grass. Most likely we are just going to have to break down and rent some equipment to do it right.
I waited too late for shipping on the Arbor Day Foundation trees. So, they will be coming in the fall.
We went to the county fair twice last week, for the first time in years (Randy scored free tickets). Neither of us have particularly fond memories from our previous visits, but this was our first time going together, and we had a pretty good time. Man, I want some goats! They were too cute. Then, there were the coolest, weirdest chickens. I think it would take too much to keep chickens safe around here. Geese are pretty tough. I always think of Deb over at the Farmnatters blog when it comes to geese and chickens. I figure goats could hold their own. I think I would really enjoy having a mini-farm on our little one acre out here. It’s not gonna happen, but I can always dream…