OK, all together now. let’s hear it.
I’m glad you asked.
Honest, this one is COMPLETELY different from the usual fare around here although there was a sledge hammer involved briefly.
So what did Phil do today?
Some strawberries for the birds to eat because they will get to them long before I do.
I transplanted a bunch of stuff I bought at Bi Mart a couple of weeks ago.
The crazy part of it is that it isn’t even April yet and the very real possibility that it is going to freeze at night around here for a while makes this quite the gamble.
But, the stuff was root bound to beat hell and it needed to go in the ground.
If it lives, it lives. If it dies, I’m out a few bucks and a sore back.
Then it will be another trip to get some more stuff to put back in there a bit later.
If I’m not completely crippled tomorrow I might see about getting a couple more $5 1X2’s for stakes and maybe even see about trying to get some Visqueen draped across the bed and secured.
I about shit when I saw the price of lumber up at Lowes.
Those 1X2’s were $1.99 last year.
Get a load of this, I bought 3 1X2’s, a small bundle of lath strips, a roll of Visqueen and a 1/4 sheet of decent but not high end plywood.
The total was $68!
The plywood cost me $25 all by its self.
They had quarter sheets of plywood there that cost $41!
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?!
Holy Christ that shit is outrageous now.
Oh yeah, planting onions was a double special bad idea because the Moon is waxing hard instead of waning, when you are supposed to put root vegetables in.
One thing I learned is that I need to watch my enthusiasm when buying this kind of thing.
I unwittingly bought enough of those little Red Onion sets to fill that planter up twice.
I needed the sledge hammer to drive the stakes in, now I need to get a couple more and run some string across the bed for the peas to climb on if they survive.
So there ya go, yet another adventure and a little something different to keep you on your toes.