Onions onions lalala! We have ordered onions from a wonderful organic farmer in the Vidalia region again- this is the third year and frankly they restore our confidence in ourselves as gardeners. We put them in the ground and they grow. We still have some left from last year, tho more are sprouting or collapsing every day - prolly won't last til the new ones are harvested. SHOULD alert - i should cut them all up and freeze them - but there are so many more interesting things to do. Like Candy Crush....
Anyway, Relinda called and said to expect them by UPS today, and they got here about 2. Woody had identified which beds they would be going in, and the first three beds were pretty clear, just some henbit and one bed had more Bermuda grass than ideal. We'd dumped the chicken poop/wood shavings combo on the beds earlier to be melting into the dirt. Those three beds got cleaned up fast and we planted them with onions by 5! We ordered 1000 (minimum order) and got in maybe 350 or 400. Tomorrow after yoga we'll get about that many more in, and plan to sell some to new friends over at Camp Twin Lakes Farm.
Too tired to go to Home Depot to get the rest of the bathroom materials (3rd time we had to order thaks to their breaking so many on the dock) need to go to grocery but easier to buy a $6/bottle of crap wine at the gas station than to drive to Covington for $3 crap wine.
Tomorrow's another day, right?
To catch up: after we spread the lime on the upper half of the lower field we got 1/2 inch of rain - yeah! That was Friday. Roman duty on Saturday/Sunday, and yesterday we fenced half of where we had spread the lime on the lower side, and moved the cows in. We are getting more effiecient - I'm pulling up step in posts, throwing them in the Mule and slinging them back out in the new location like a ppaer delivery kid. I think the whole operation wasn't much over 2 hours with the two of us working. Most farmers wouldn't do that much but we are really trying to improve the soil and learn on these cows before getting more. Maybe next year we can support twice as many cows on the same land, and if the govt comes thru with a grant we'll buy more posts and wire and not spend so much time relocating posts and wire.
I meant to go to yoga today to make up for yesterday (too tired to get to 8 am yoga after Rome) but was lazy. Good thing as it turned out or I couldn't have cleared a bed while W had his massage appointment. He had horrible leg cramps last night so it was timely.
Tonight: working on kiddo Christmas presents (identical baby dolls, different clothes, maybe less fighting for dolls by the gnomes!) TV, yoga at 8 tomorrow am. Which reminds me - we reworked the big compost piles today with addition of free pallets from Patricks (free with every $500 order of lime :) ) That was hugely overdue - could tell great dirt forming at the bottom but the chickens have scratched out a lot. Now we can actually haverst black gold for the garden in the spring!