Rinse and Repeat

 

We have had a couple of days of good rain again followed by some warm days. So you can not even tell that I had weeded the junk pile flowerbed, cucumbers, yellow squash, or the peppers. It looked just like this again.

 

My plan for today was to water everything with some Miracle Grow but I had to do some weeding again just to find where the peppers were. I began in the junk pile marigold bed I wet it down with a bit of plain water. I don’t think I have mentioned before that of all the gladiolus bulbs I planted only the previous years came up. So out of over 100 bulbs only a little over 20 came up. I planted them, watered them, and then we had four days of rain. You are only supposed to water them when you first plant and not do it again until you see them break the soil. So the bulbs just got water-logged and rotted away. I also may have planted some of them too shallow so the rain washed the soil off the tops of them and then they got water-logged and rotted. I tried to blame the gophers at first but when none came up in any of the beds I changed my tune. Also I did find some squishy rotted bulbs when I was doing weeding. So that is why that is just the junk pile marigold bed. Oh, and the impatiens did not come up on the west end of the house either. I don’t know what their problem was. They are a shade liking flower and it is pretty shady there.

So anyway I watered the junk pile bed, weeded it and then watered it with coffee ground water. I have a bucket that I put the coffee grounds in, I rinsed it out and poured the water on the marigolds. I then weeded the cucumbers and the squash hills. I did the peppers next, you could hardly see my little guy in the corner, I planted him even though he didn’t have his 5 leaves yet. He is hanging in there though.

Now that everything was weeded. I got the rake and loosened up the soil around all the peppers so the Miracle Grow water would have a better chance of soaking down to the roots of the plants. I also loosened the soil on the hills. So with green watering can in hand everyone got a nice good drink.

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I Am Still At It, Even After My Computer Was Almost Attacked

 

I continue to make and add more feature photos. I have 11 that are used for my header picture which are randomized. I have made them for all my “albums” in my Photos Tab and all the videos in the Videos Tab as well as all items in the CARS Tab.

I am now working on the Reviews Tab. I made ones for the 3 reviews I already had pages for. I have added two more reviews. One is for the RV park in Meadview, Arizona and the other is for the park in Kingman, Arizona.

I know it has been four years since we have stayed at any of these parks. I have pictures, I kept a journal of our trip, which I used to post to Facebook as we found wi-fi spots, I used those posts from Facebook to then make posts here.  So I was able to go back and read them to refresh my memories. I also kept any park directories and sales receipts.

I also went back and checked any websites to make sure they were still viable. The RV World site is still good, but they have done a name change and will soon be updating the site, both names take you to the same site for now.

One of the other sites caused a ruckus yesterday when I checked it. My computer starts talking to me saying that Windows Defender has detected the Zeus virus and a little window pops up wanting a password and other stuff and I need to call this 800 number in the next 5 minutes so all my info is not stolen off my computer. I tried closing it and it just kept popping up. I could not even close my browser. I did not type in any info and I did not call the number as I am hard of hearing and we have poor cell reception . I started my virus scanner and then I woke up my son, Nick to come help me.

He opens up the task manager and clicks for my browser to end task. He is able to close my card maker program and eject my giga stick and external flash drive. By this time the virus scanner has finished and has detected no viruses. He and my husband say that this was like a phishing scam on the telephone where they try to get you to give out vital info. David says it may have also been one of those ransom your computer things if I had enter stuff and called the number. Nick then starts the browser again it opens up with all the old session tabs still up. So he goes into the settings to make sure that it is set not to do that if the browser closes unusually and opens a new session. Well he got it all straightened out for me. I calmed down and thanked him for his help.

I HATE when these things happen to my computer. I get all freaked out. After all this rig-a-ma-roll I stayed offline most of the day and just continued making feature photos and writing more RV park reviews.

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I couldn’t resist, it just sounded too much like a lead in to a joke. hee hee 😀 ( clearing throat) ahh hmmmm Seriously now. I have finished up the other orchid variegated wrist warmer. I decided I would not add the flip top for now, who knows by this winter I might decide […]

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A Wrist Warmer, A Camera Sleeve, And A Granny Square Walk Into A Bar — Skrappy Skarves

Honestly, I Tried To Accomplish Something

 

I set out Tuesday morning with a mind to finish up my patch of mowing. I pushed my mower(David has his owner mower, same model but his is newer) over to where I was going to begin. I pumped it 3 times and pulled the cord. Nothing happened. I moved it to a more level spot, checked the gas tank it had gas, so I pumped it 2 more times and pulled the cord again still nothing. Ok, guess I am not mowing.

Today David took a look at my mower he says that the line for the gas from the tank to the engine has clogged. So I pushed it around back for him to do some maintainance on it. In the mean time I brought his mower up front and was going to start it, but the engine brake cable is pinched and you have to move it manually. That is one of his mower’s little idiosyncrasies which I had no clue about. So David started it for me. I was now able to finish my patch of mowing.

So with the mowing being a no go I decided to weed the wildflower bed. I started pulling what I knew were weeds and the grass sprouts on the west end. I didn’t get very far when I decided to just let it go. The weeds and the flowers are so close together and I am still am unsure of some of the plants being weed or flower. Any way it looks cool with that solid bed of green. David said I can just take a scissors to the weeds when they get too tall. Good idea, hon! 🙂

Ok, no weeding either. Ahhh! I will do some watering! It has not rained for 2 days now. I have that done in two shakes of a lamb’s tail. By this time I am not really motivated to do anything else. So I went around and took a few snap shots. I found my first yellow squash has set on, the volunteer marigold in the gladiolus is doing quite well, and Cleo has made a great come back. Her leaves are big and full of color now.

 

I had brought Sully out to enjoy the outdoors. He was hooked up between the trees. I decided I would join him there. I set up a lawn chair and sat down. I watched a couple of birds in the trees, a robin in the driveway, and a couple of deer in Mann’s field. While I am doing this Sully jumps up on my lap. What a nice way to finish up the yardening, petting the fat cat on your lap while watching nature do its thing. 😀

The Long and Weeding Road

June 21, 2018

After 4 days of rain or heavy misty fog, starting on the Saturday of Father’s Day weekend , today was blue skied and sun filled. So I grabbed my garden jacket and put Sully’s harness on so we could go enjoy it while it lasted. He had been begging to go out for the last two days but I had to tell him that it was too wet and rainy. Poor guy would waddle off with a sad pouty face.
I hooked Sully to his spot by the deck so he could eat grass and enjoy the catnip. I grabbed a couple of 5 gallon buckets one to put weeds in the other to lean on to assist me getting back up from kneeling on the ground. I headed around to the east end of the house to begin weeding. The rain had really enabled lots of weed growth. You couldn’t tell that I actually had weeded around the squash hills and the peppers when I planted them on the 9th of this month.

I started in around the two largest peppers then got up and moved my bucket to weed around the junk pile flower bed. While I was up I checked on Sully to see how he was doing. He was happily munching his grass.
I weeded and weeded and weeded some more making my way back to the peppers again. I discovered that out of the 10 peppers I planted only 6 were still standing. The other 4 had been beaten into the ground and washed away. 😦  I now had a full bucket of weeds, time to dump them out.

The full bucket of weeds and my leaning bucket with towel on top.

 

The neighbors recently got two cute little pygmy goats. I decided to give them this bucket to munch on. I took it over to them. I dumped the bucket on the ground for them. I then scratched their little heads between their horns. They thanked me with their cute little goaty chatter as I walked away.

When I got back over to the deck Sully was heading up the stairs. He was done enjoying the outdoors. I let him in the house and removed his harness. As I departed I said to him, “Now you can go and barf somewhere.” He minds very well, as he had done just that when I came in for the day an hour and a half later. lol 😛

I continued along the pepper bed and beside it to make a path, to the corner where I weeded the gladiolus and the irises. There I found a nice sized volunteer marigold. The turnips and carrot patch was next but it was not too bad. This is where I ended my weeding road.

Junk pile bed

 

 

I had filled my bucket to about 3/4 ths. I just put this bucket on the pile along the south fence, because it was mostly small weeds and the goats would be munching the first bucket for most of the day.

While I was doing this I looked across Mann’s field to see this deer munching away.

 

I decided to leave the south side of the deck bed with all the wildflower for another day.

 

The front of the deck bed was weeded on Saturday before all the rain so it was fine.

 

I will leave you with this update photo of the mini roses.

Still blooming close up.

New Feature Photos

 

I have been making new feature photos. The old ones were soooo 2015. I also updated the About photos for each of us. I thought about going back and replacing  a lot of the old ones, but that would have taken a while and some of the new feature photos are dated so that would not look right to have a 2018 date on a 2015 post.

I will show you my new feature photos in the following gallery so you don’t have to go wandering all over the blogging place to find them. If you prefer to wander or want to liken it to an Easter egg hunt for the new feature photos do not scroll any further. 😀

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are the new About photos for each of us.

 

Lap Time!

 

I heard Mom coming down the steps to my shed. I greeted her at the door. She had come to fill up my food and water dishes like always. She filled them both as she talked to me. She gave me a few pets. Then she went over to the chair in the shed and sat down.

She looks at me and says, “Well come on, get up here, and I will give you a good petting. I am in no hurry to leave you today. I don’t have to keep an eye on Sully as he wanted back in already. I am not watering today since we had four days of rain so I don’t have to worry about the water hose. And the weeds I am out here to pull are not going to go anywhere, they will be waiting for me. ”

Well she didn’t have to tell me twice! I am getting some lap time!
Mom took several photos of me on her lap. I am a real squirmer, so she had to hang on to me with one hand while she tried to take photos with the other. I tend to hang off the edge of laps with all my squirming. squirming aside I think Mom got some pretty good shots of me.

 

 

 

 

I am also called The Shed Cat because that is what I am doing now, not just for my location. I love that Mom sat done to pet me. It helps get some of that annoying winter coat off me. Well all good things must come to an end. I hate when lap time ends! Mom picked me up in her arms and set me back on the floor. If she just tries to stand up and kinda nudge me off I dig my claws in to her legs.

Yes, I thoroughly covered Mom with fur before she left.

Let The Fishing Begin

 

David has gotten to a place in his urban gold mining which will now allow him time to do some fishing, so he purchased his fishing license at the end of May. He has now been over to the ponds 5 times. He was able to bring home 4 nice pan sized catfish his first trip. Trips 2 and 3 only produced bringing home bait fish to put in the stock tank. Trip four he brought home a variety two nice bluegills, a trout and a nice perch. They are now soaking in salt water for a meal later in the week. All these trips were taken from 5 pm to around 8 pm. The fifth trip he decided to try early afternoon fishing from 11 am to 3 pm. He caught a couple of bait fish and got them out on his big poles. He did have a really good bite, but he whiffed setting the hook. He does that for a while at the start of the season. So today he just returned with a perch for the stock tank.
I hope soon to be posting some pictures of the big one that didn’t get away. 😀

Crochet Update

I wanted a new set of wrist warmers for myself. I again used shades of purple as it is my favorite color. I thought this purple, orange, blue and maroon variegated would go well with them. I finished one and decided I wanted to make them into flip top mittens. I joined some yarn to […]

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