Well some of us are wicked busy.......
May is stupid busy. It always has been and I think always will be; making me wicked stupid somedays. Since my last post we have not had a drop rain, until last night. Three weeks with no rain and the hose dragging began last week. Rain barrels were about empty. It wasn't August dry but it wasn't plant thriving wet either. The sun was out non-stop and we had wind, transpiration is an issue.
This is the first morning we have had good rain in a month! The gardens look FAB!
Big news I am opting out of the annual mountain of mulch (25 yards and lots of $$) I didn't feel like it was adding to the soil in a beneficial way, even though I was told it was organic and yadda yadda yadda. Just wasn't getting the results I wanted. I bought a Troybilt chipper shredder that will take 3 inch sticks and as many leaves as you can feed it, it's a beast!. Facebook marketplace rocked last Fall! I started saving and stockpiling all the downed branches and leaves I could find, including my neighbors. We started chipping a few weeks ago. All grass clippings went in the middle bin of the compost trilogy, mixed with shredded leaves. That's it! No chicken bedding or kitchen scraps, that went in the first bin of the compost trilogy and will age until next year.