After a two-week break from fishing, to recover from the 4 days in a row fishing and feeling out of sorts from an infected tooth that he had pulled, David headed off to the ponds to do some fishing yesterday. Yes, I gave him his kiss for luck and it is continuing to work.
He brought home another nice bucket of fish. He dumped it into the sink before I had a chance to take a picture of the bucket o’ fish, so it became a sink full of fish.
I then separated them by species and took photos of them. He caught this lone crappie. This is the first crappie he has caught in all the years fishing at these ponds. He usually gets over excited and misses them. Their mouth is thin-skinned, so I think he pulls the hook right through the mouth when he tries to set the hook. This time he was patient and did not jerk the pole to hard to set the hook. It was a nice 11 inches long.
He caught a nice mess of perch, nine in total.
He caught the limit of 5 catfish a day.
He filleted all the fish out. Even the catfish this time, he usually leaves ones this size whole, removing head, tail, and fins then skins them. That is why this was a sink full of tasty tidbits. 😀
David has been fishing over at the ponds several times now. He has been getting up to do early morning fishing. He tries to be at the ponds by 6:00. This has been proving to be a good time to go. He has finally been able to catch some bigger sized catfish. He has now brought home two that weighed 2 lbs. and were 18 inches long, also a couple that were 1 1/2 pounds and just under 18 inches. The rest have been just nice pan sized. He continues to bring home the blue gill, and perch. He has also brought 3 trout home now. Neither of us have caught trout for some time and now he is bringing at least one home each trip.
I am not fishing this year, but I do give David a “Kiss for Luck” before he leaves for each fishing trip. I think it is working, because the one time I forgot to give it to him, he only brought home 2 bait fish to stick in the stock tank. Every other time he has brought home his limit of catfish and a couple of others be they a mixture of perch, bluegill or trout.
The photo below is a typical catch for the day. He had already removed a perch and a bluegill to clean them.
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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.
junk pile bed
larger two peppers
rest of peppers
yellow squash hill
path and gladiolus corner
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.
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.
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. 😀
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 […]
My mini rose-bush continues to bloom and put on new buds. I counted two more yesterday(Sunday May 20th).
I was able to get out and do some transplanting of three plants. First one was the yellow squash plant. It is still doing well. It did loose the large leaf due to some windy days. After all these windy days it clouded up and rained for 3 days. I have not had to water again yet as the ground is still trying to dry out. That probably won’t take too much longer as the temperatures are supposed to be in the 80s for the next week and a half. I was also able to get most of the front yard mowed before the rainstorms. I finished the last little bit late yesterday afternoon(May 20th).
I next transplanted the single moonflower seedling. It is still alive. I had troubles getting these to stay alive after I transplanted them last year. So I hope I have learned enough to keep this one going and get a bloom.
The other was Cleo. I brought this plant in last fall to be a house plant during the winter. I just loved the cool colored leaves and wanted to enjoy it longer. I am not sure it the whole thing is going to survive but the smaller parts seem to be doing ok for now. I can always go back out and trim off the dead branches. I took three pictures of the hole I dug, because of the shadows. I could not see which looked the best.
The turnips and carrots are coming up nicely. You can barely see the carrots in the left side of the picture below. The Sunflowers did not come up. The seeds were just too old, they were in a bowl from way back in 2007’s garden seeds.
I was able to get out two days in a row this week.(May 4 and 5). So here are a couple of photo galleries of my work.
Oh, here are a few shots of my yardening get up too. 😀
This is actually an old one of my scrub jackets from when I worked at the nursing home. I kept this one because it has nice big pockets. Which are ideal for my gloves, visor, and camera or whatever I might want on hand for the yardening project of the day. I always tuck my pants into the boots, so I don’t get unwanted bugs or ticks crawling up my legs.
Top of get up.
Bottom with my pants tucked in my boots.
My lovely orange garden gloves.
The grippy side.
Update of indoor gardening.
First yellow squash seedling to break soil.
Two more buds opening.
Now lets move on outside.
I had to reposition the rocks under the drain I totally missed the first go. I had to dig up some of the gladioulus and replant them once the rocks were repositioned. I planted 42 new bulbs in this corner too. I also planted carrots and turnips by the shed steps. I also moved and raked out the area on the west side of the shed steps.
The rocks before repositioning.
Replanting old bulbs.
Dug up the soil near shed steps.
New bulbs, carrots and turnips planted.
Before view one.
Before view two.
I had just enough energy left to dig up the small area west of the BBQ.
I did a lot of digging and raking, but no planting.
The before pic of the beds around the deck.
The after pic of beds around deck.
The before pic of bed under west window.
The after pic of bed under west window.
The after of the bed under south window next to back steps.
That about does it for this week. Next yard day will be for mowing and more flower planting.
We are expecting our second grandson in mid May. Since he is going to be born in the late spring I didn’t think he needed beanies just yet. So I made this newborn sized visor for him. He probably won’t wear it very long if he grows as fast as his older brother, Marty […]