Thursday and Friday turned out to be beautiful days here in this part of Oklahoma. Thursday, I picked up all the garbage which blew in on the property, and branches that had fallen. I was also able to pull out the tractor (aka: the Zen Machine……..the name came from 1st Man over at Two Men and a Little Farm) and cut the grass and leaves on the property. The property looks so much better after running the tractor across it. Granted, there are areas of brown and patches of green, and this will change as we start getting rain.
It looks to me like spring is starting to grace us with her presence.
More birds are visiting the bird feeder and bird bath. I make sure to top off the bird feeder daily.
My greenhouse has been totally setup inside the house to start my seeds. I’ve planted a variety of tomatoes, peppers, and several different types of herbs. The new T5 lights have been installed and will be turned on once there are signs of growth.
Bulldog Man and I picked up several bales of straw, and started conditioning them for planting in the near future. This will be the first time we’re using straw bales, making for a great experiment.
Today, we picked up several more T-posts for the end caps of each group of bales, along with wire to run from T-post to T-post. I’ll need to pick up some plastic in the next several days. The plastic will be used over the top of the straw bales (to protect the seeds/seedlings from cold weather, making almost a greenhouse effect).
I’m debating on what seeds/seedling to use on the straw bales as part of the growing experiment.
Stay tuned. In the next several days and weeks, I will provide updates on the straw bale experiment.
Have you planned out what you’ll be planting in your garden this spring?