Mazy's Prairie Mischief and Adventures

THE GARDEN SAGA.....PREPPING THE SOIL

May 27th 2012 2:27 pm
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GRANDMA'S PLAN....Grandpa run the grain plow through
the future garden. Followed by Call the Man with the
garden tiller tractor to finish the soil prep.

GRANDPA'S PLAN.... Run the old grain plow through
and Plant said garden!

NOT GOING TO FLY.....

Grandma quietly told Grandpa that he had NEVER RAISED
VEGETABLES. It wasn't like seeding oats,barley,wheat,
flax or hay grasses. She wouldn't tell him how to do
that!

The ground had to be REALLY WORKED...NOT HIT AND MISS!

So, Grandpa conceded he has not raised Veggies only
Eaten them..

Grandpa plowed to break the ground. Followed by running
the disc over the ground. Gma was curious with all
the equipment noise. She went out to LOOK! OMG,what
does he think he is doing????????

Gpa thought, they were ready to go...NOT!

If, he could break up the big clods of dirt and then
level the garden area....Maybe, they were ready to
move on to the next step????? (Gpa,you mean there's
more to this,GARDENING BUSINESS?)

Gpa assured Gma, the ground would pass her inspection.
Even if, he had to go buy a garden tiller. His Dad
had always tilled Gma's garden for her.

Now Gpa has another brain storm.... He goes and gets
the garden dirt rake. He works and works to rake up
quack and other nasty stuff....Throws it out of the
garden. Then Gma looks again....BIG dip in the middle.
Can't leave that or all the water will run to the
middle and wash out all the plants... So, he rakes some
more...Throws out big dirt chunks,too! Now it is
LOOKING better....The tiller-man would have been easier!
(Gpa ends up wearing blisters on the hands, that do
manual LABOR everyday!) He also is READY to Admit
GARDENING is a BIG Project!

I helped by digging holes in the area to see how hard
the ground was. I was also looking for worms...
Gpa told Gma, I was practicing for the potato planting.
Sure, why not? I could dig holes for the potatoes...

Finally,Gma says, well will try it...The area for the
potatoes doesn't have to be worked as fine as other
areas. Leaving it, as we will see, how this goes?

The day before, they had to go to Bismarck for Gma
to buy some started plants,a new sprinkler,some
garden dusting powder for insects and some fertilizer.
Gpa had already made a trip for extra hoses,supplies
for the fence,some odds and ends.

GRANDMA SAYS: GRANDPA THOUGHT...
We could just whip the
whole thing up in 1 Day!
Gpa could agree to Help get this up and going
because he rented his cropland a young energetic
farmer with big dreams. Now Gpa will just work on making
hay for the cattle,fixing fence and rebuilding corrals.
Plus a few 100 other jobs that GO with those mentioned.
Of course, in Gma's defense she has a 100 other things
to do,too!

IT'S AGREED, THE GARDEN IS PREPPED AND READY TO PLANT!
Gma and Gpa go to load up everything they think they
need on the pickup and drive it over to the garden area.
READY OR NOT? HERE WE GO! NEXT,PLANTING SOME GARDEN....

 
 

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Barked by: ✨ Whitley ✨ (Dogster Member)

May 28th 2012 at 1:48 am

Dat gardening sounds like a lotta work!
Barked by: Coco Rose (Dogster Member)

May 28th 2012 at 8:01 pm

OMD - Are my humans in for it or what? Our land right now is rock hard except for all the loose soil that was dug up from where the two building pads are going to be. Momma had suggested that they take all that loose soil and spread it on top of the area where she is going to have her garden but since she won't get it planted this season I guess it really doesn't matter too much right now. Daddy wants to spread grass seeds over it because July is the rainy season and he doesn't want all the dirt to wash away.

I have to agree with Whitney that gardening sounds like a lot of work!
Barked by: Abby - Forever Loved (Dogster Member)

May 29th 2012 at 6:46 am

Mom's garden is in and some things are starting to poke through the ground already. I just laid in the shade and watched her work!


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