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Too many irons in the fire

July 13, 2011

I am paying for my “simple” idea of installing a well in the backyard. The distraction has impacted production- a little neglect and procrastination come back to haunt you…

The well pump, piping and pressure tank are installed waiting for power (coming Monday or Tuesday). The trench is largely refilled but needs some attention. The well mud cache is dry enough for me to start addressing.

It is all still a huge mess though and heat indexes of 100+ for the last 10 days isn’t doing much to motivate me to clean it up. Some of the fall plantings need to be seeded NOW or really a little earlier; I’m waiting on some new varieties of broccoli, brussel sprouts and leeks from Johnny’s Select Seeds.

Jury duty this week, vacation in a couple more.

Blah blah blah

Anyway, good things are still happening.

Picture time:

A Blue Jade sweet corn snack and an odd but tasty patty-pan squash

Potatoes pulled earlier than I wanted due to discovery of rot in a couple of Yukon Golds.

Garlic and most of the shallots are prepped, sorted and ready to move to the basement er… I mean “root cellar”.

The last handful of onions that were forgotten in a corner of one of the back beds:

The side porch is now an onion curing station

“Christmas” limas have gone kudzu on the back fence:

And…. the Tomato train is rolling into the station. (no pic yet).

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Clay permalink
    July 14, 2011 7:39 am

    I hope you’re planning to bring tomatoes and potatoes to the beach!

    • July 14, 2011 9:32 pm

      unfortunately the taters have rot in them and it looks like the whole crop is done for. Not pleasant smell

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