Busy

It’s been a busy couple weeks, besides the previously documented failures in the romantic department.

I started my habanero and jalapeño peppers almost two weeks ago.  I ignored the instructions, and planted every single seed separately.  I believe in giving them all a chance at life.  Probably half of the 50+ jalapeños are already poking through.  And one single habanero.  The habaneros were slow to germinate last year, and had a high failure rate, so I spent more money for higher quality seeds from Burpee this year, hoping for better results.  Initial indications are that I should have saved my money, but started them back around Christmas.

A few days ago, I planted seeds for my tomatoes.  I went with the very successful Early Girl from last year, and another early variety (I’m impatient, despite the fact that my growing season is plenty long even for late varieties), the Northern Exposure – both also from Burpee.  I expect to see them peeking out within the next couple days.

I bought half a pound of garlic, and about 200 white onion bulbs, which I had planned to plant yesterday.  Until I sliced my knuckle open, and decided that I should probably give it a day or two to scab over pretty good before playing in dirt for a few hours.  I’ll get that done tomorrow morning or Wednesday morning, if all goes as planned.

The next litter of bunnies is due within the next 48-72 hours.  I put the nest box out on Saturday.  The doe has already made it nice and comfy, and is starting to pull fur.  She’s a little thinner than she was during previous pregnancies, but otherwise seems normal.

I mowed the grass again yesterday, and over-seeded the back yard where it is thinnest due to the fact that they only sodded the first ten feet or so during construction.  Once it gets a little warmer, those seeds should sprout and take off pretty well, considering the amount of fertilizer everywhere, courtesy of the oryctolagus cuniculus.  I don’t really want the extra work, but I have to mow the weeds weekly anyway.  It may as well be good grass instead of weeds.

I am no longer debt free.  I’d wanted to replace my beloved Cricket (92 Corolla with 280K+ miles) for quite some time.  I hadn’t been able to justify the expense, because, although she made weird noises, and had her own set of peculiarities, she never left me stranded.  I finally bowed to my wishes and bought a new 12 Corolla.  I now have a much prettier, more powerful, more comfortable, roomier, safer, equally fuel efficient automobile, with the added benefits of automatic transmission, cruise control, an A/C system I won’t have to charge every year, and a sound system.

Speaking of the sound system, it has a USB port where I can plug in my thumb drive and listen for days without repeating any songs, if I don’t want to.  Bye-bye CDs, although it does have a single CD slot and a tuner.  It also comes with a $315 monthly payment for the next five years.  Even so, I’ll still pay several hundred dollars less than the sticker price, even after paying tax, fees, and interest.

I really need to get the starter on my truck fixed, because I don’t have much time before I’ll have to use to move the construction materials for the two extra planter boxes that I’m adding this year, plus the soil to fill them.  Maybe I’ll get that done this weekend.  I’d planned to spectate at the ‘seed event in Ramseur, but since my BFF‘s plans have changed, I ain’t going.

That’s about it.  Y’all have a good day.

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3 Responses to Busy

  1. Larry says:

    I liked the USB port so much in the ‘stang I had to get one for the Subi as well. Burn CDs to computer, download to USB drive, music!
    Your place of employ sells a really short drive that won’t stick way out of the dash which is perfect for this.

  2. Critter says:

    hmmmm….tomatoes…..

  3. Akgrrrl says:

    I can’t wait to plant my garden… We’re still under a few feet of snow though.,:( I’m going to try peppers this year!

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