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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Just one of those days

Do ya ever have those days when you just don't even want to get out of bed? One of those days you feel like crap but not really sick? Well I think I had one of em today. Or maybe the 2 days work prior had caught up with me. Dunno, but I have not managed to get a thing done today. But on Sunday I did get my herbs planted in the new herb bed extension that I wanted to do. The plants are small yet but will grow this summer and fill in nicely. But in the meantime it does look kinda bare. Also got the leeks planted in the bed out back. I still have some other things I want to plant in the herb bed but just sure didn't feel like doing it today. Then after the guys got home from work and we ate supper Jason went with me to get a load of mulch for the ornamental and some of the herb bed.  I use free wood chips to mulch with. The do help keep in moisture and keep down weeds in the pretty stuff. As most of the chips were hardwood chips I didn't mind using them on the herbs that I had just planted as well. That was a hard job for both of us. Jason loaded the mulch into the truck and then loaded it into the wheelbarrow so I could put it around the plants. By bedtime last night I was done. And it was near dark when I finally got done with all the lil projects. We have had some 80 plus degree days and even a few with no rain. Not sure if 2 days of working outside in the heat did me in or what. The heat is great for the plants in the greenhouse but not so much for the chickens in the brooder house. The Cornish do get really hot during the day. They have a fan in there but they have such fast metabolism and produce so much body heat that they can die from heat exhaustion pretty quick. So till butchering time that will be a full time chore trying to keep them cool. Not sure but may go ahead and butcher them at 5 weeks so they don't suffer in the heat. Kinda depends on the weather later this week.
So till next time, blessings from the McGuire homestead.



Deb said...

Remember, it's not a good idea to try to cool down chicks with frozen veggies!

Pokeberry Mary said...

We've been pretty cool this spring. in a few days it should be time for summer heat to kick in, but so far--I'm still chilly some days, then hot, then chilly.. so picky! :)