What a long day we put in. I went to work on the beds in the front right away this morning. I’d like to get the last few finished so I can move on to something else. I got some help out of Nick. He tilled up two beds that just have too many weeds to pull.
Then we went out to the ditch. He re-tilled the area we need to reseed. I thought a spruce tree killed the grass, but we discovered about 50,000 ants so they may be it. This entire area is one giant nest. Any ideas on what to do? I know of some chemicals that will kill them, but I’m afraid of it running into Daisy’s pen when it rains.
While I raked and seeded he mowed the slope of the ditch that I didn’t do the other day. Then he rolled the area while I re-mowed the bottom part. I swear after the other day I am mowing every other day. I even re-did the front around the beds. It grows so fast!
We had soccer practice tonight and I have to admit I was exhausted before we even got there. That was the longest hour ever of running with small people! I had a couple with attitudes that I am not dealing with. I just ignored them until the parents finally addressed it. I am not being paid therefore I am not a babysitter. After practice I let Lucas play for 20 minutes before taking him to join Olivia at Grandma Debbi’s. Thank God she gives me a break. I am so tired.
After visiting with my husband for a little bit I had to water the greenhouse, veggies and flowers. About 2 hours later I was done and here I am at 12:30am. OMG the blood-thirsty mosquitoes. I thought they were going to kill me.
My tomatoes are out of control. Do I trim them? I’m new to this, but I can’t imagine 3 months from now what a mess this will be.
The cucumbers fell over. When I tie them up they will be to the ceiling. I can’t even see the jalapenos and garlic. Poor things.
I cannot wait to pick a strawberry. I have some rhubarb ready (Debbi told me when to pick it as I haven’t done it since I was a kid with my mom), but my scale needs a new battery so I’ll wait another day.
There are lots of little peppers.
While I was at practice my husband got the filter going on the pool as well as the “fountain”. I was all smiles when I pulled in the driveway.
Watering at midnight looks like this…and this is why we love Alaska in the summer.
I got this bed planted today. Moved the perennials and planted marigolds.
Such a beautiful night.
I think I might try to sleep in tomorrow.