20 January 2010

The Farmer's Almanac Was Right...

It's A Good Few Days For Seeding Above-Ground Plants

Of course, I woulda done it anyhow-- advice be damned. Because I feel it. I'm itching to do it. And, too, there's the tiller on loan...
Poor thing, that tiller... I killed it!!! It ran fine with the fuel what were in it, managing near all of the deep second-tilling of the 4x12 bed before caughing out. My suspicions are it dinna like the fuel/oil mixture I added-- I used motor oil versus two-cycle. Didn't foul the plug, nor sieze the thing's engine; it simply don't wanna continue on...

But, I dinna start this post to talk about tiller machinacide. I wanted to sport a few images of the days' labor. So... let's see what it looked like a few days ago...

And then before the day's tiller-killage...
[I'd been hoeing in the dirt...]
[Quit. You know I was...]

Some serious leaf-raking took place yesterday. Well, en realite it's been going on since my arrival round 'bouts the Winter Solstice. Composting the available leafy materials culled from yardverks returns the 80% of the nutrients siphoned out, saves landfill space, and shall, in the years to come, make this construction dumpsite (hence the seeming 'hole' defining current garden boundaries) rise and rise, evening out the topography with black soil-- Momma Nature's REAL 'gold'-- in years to come. [C'mon, summer, when I can collect the entire neighborhood's lawn clippings and add to the riches! HA! SUCKERS! Um, I mean, "Thanx, neighbor!!!"]

Anyhow, I've rambled enough. Didn't mean to be so verbose, but... this is gardening, folks. E.g., a chunk o' my soul. It's what I do, and spring [no pun intendede] passionate about.

And NO, it is NOT too early to be planting stuffs. Youse guys out there green-thumbing along know that gardening is a year-round fiasco. There be plantas what like cool climes, or at least need some cooler printemps to produce well. So, seeded in today were
spinach, lettuce, & cabbage.

I gots more seeds-- a plethora of them.
And warmer weather be coming. And my patience wearing thin :D But I'll wait-- for almost as long as the rest of the world deems.

HA! Like I did with those peas what I started indoors and moved out too early for ...
Well, apparently, NOT too early! HA!!!


[BUMMER!!! Alas, no picture of early pea-ing. But...
But, folks, I am a Silly Swan. And I labored hard today. So, what do I deserve? Huh? Huh?! I ax, what? WHAT??!!!]

May I have THREE, prease?!?

Slainte, folks!



Momlady said...

Looks like you are making great progress. I look forward to being invited to share in the bounty.

the dafthermits (Mel n andy and wee clan) said...

great to see you hard at work

hi my friend it is great to see you again

it is really weird we were just talking about you this morning

peace and light my friend

May the hills lie low
May the hills lie low,
May the sloughs fill up,
In thy way.

May all evil sleep,
May all good awake,
In thy way.

Kyddryn said...

Cabbage and lettuce and spinach, oh my...

It was good, Sir, to see you working the Earth, hands in the soil coaxing green things to grow.

The tiller, I suspect, will permit you to play with it a bit, sooth its ruffled feelings, and begin running right as rain after some time enjoying your deft touch.

Shade and Sweetwater,

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Kydd-- you're biased. Probably right, buit none the less...

Momlady-- we'll do the veggies here, cull vineson from there... voila! Summer savory!

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Hello my friend Dafthermit!

All the photography made me think of y'all! I loved the language links on your blog!

And, um, I'm honored,sure, you were bored enough to finagle me in to some coffee-talk!

Thanks for the visit! You folks take care-- but above all, ENJOY!!!


the dafthermits (Mel n andy and wee clan) said...

lol bored never my friend

it is wonderful to meet up again my old friend things have gone nuts here in my wee hermit lodge

busier than ever since i became a hermit

peace and light my good friend

Livia Indica said...

In my family we always wait 'til Valentines Day to plant our lettuce. Don't know why exactly, that's just our tradition.

Hey, if you ever get bored you're welcome to come up here and work in our gardens! LOL

Glad to read your bloggings lately, you sound happy.

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Isn't that the way, Mr Daft, isn't that the way! har! And a might fine busy y'are, seems, from the beauty seen there.

Nae, nae, I auto-correct: BECAUSE OF the beauty there...

Slainte, friend!

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Miss Indica, 'happy' is a great, if slightly not-enough verb for my life of late! ha! I'm Blessed. I'm where I am supposed to be.

And I'll come a-tinkering in the Mo. Ozarks one o' these days-- after all, I still gots some acreage there. And, there's the whole hope for the medicinal thing you informed me of tonight!!! Oh, YEAH!!!

Thanks for the input, Lady Livia!