Boy we are really paying for all that nice weather we had early in the month huh? Fortunately I have most of the big jobs I needed to do under control and I really need to spend the next 2 weeks studying for an exam anyway.
We participated in the 7th annual Blenheim Street Bazaar on Saturday with a yard sale and an "Open Coop." In spite of the terrible weather, we had a HUGE turnout... got rid of a lot of stuff and got a lot of people excited or at least curious about backyard chickens.
Ann Pacey is going to be sharing yard space with us here as we have a much larger, sunnier yard so she's been helping me get a nice new raised bed set up for our sun loving crops. We built an 8x16 foot bed with a nice tall fence around it to hopefully keep the raccoons, dogs and chickens out. Ann planted tomatoes, peppers, carrots, basil and some other stuff I've already forgotten while I built the fence and it's looking just great.
I finished building beds in the old veggie garden and still have lots of room in there if anyone needs some space.
We tilled the two weed jungles that were running along our two long fencelines. We've laid some old carpet down over the really bad one and covered it with compost so that will just sit there turning into great soil for next year. The other one will be the corn garden.
I dug out the front rose/weed garden and have it sitting under a thick layer of compost right now. There are a couple of rose bushes left if anyone wants to come dig them out.
Lots more going on but I need to get to work!