Summer Garden Construction

| 8/18/2014 11:00:00 AM

Tags: Fence, Weeds, Railroad Ties, Rocks, Water, Bugs, Nebraska Dave,

Adventures of Old Nebraska DaveWow, I can't believe it's been so long since I put up a post here. The summer has really been passing by quickly. Gardening for me this year has been very minimal. Extreme weather all but eliminated the planting season in the spring and more extreme weather prevented replanting for the third time. Only the hardiest of plants survived the onslaught of weather. The summer has been unseasonably cool. It's great for living with 80-degree days and 60-some-degree nights but not so good for warm weather gardening. The focus for me has been on garden structure and not so much on gardening this year.

Terra Nova Fence 3

The fence construction continues. The last fence panel is now up, which is not shown in this photograph and the last side of the garden will start being enclosed this next week. I'm not going to complete the fence before the corn is ready this year so I suspect the sweet corn will be raccoon food again this year. I'm confident that the fence will be completed before the ground freezes in October, which will make for a great garden next year.

Railroad ties for spring development

Acquisition of building materials continues on Craig's List. These railroad ties will be used in the development of the natural spring platform. I'm still brainstorming on how to actually develop the spring and have storage for water irrigation of Terra Nova Gardens. It seems that every month or two a new idea pops into my head about how to maximize the spring development. One of these years it will actually get done.

Spring platform

9/12/2014 7:56:07 PM

Mary, I'm glad that you have the Internet back too. It's amazing how quickly we can get connected to technology. I haven't been to the doctor since the prostate cancer procedure but I'm certain it's working. I'm back to normal as far as strength and endurance. Oh, yeah, I have lots of ideas but many don't work out so good. They seem to work a lot better in my mind than out in reality. ***** Thanks for leaving a comment and have a great rainy Nebraska/Iowa day.

9/12/2014 3:00:56 PM

Looks good Dave - once it was under control. And I love your border patrol. There are wild turkeys living above us on the mountain - I hear them calling - but have only seen one on the "yard" once. They'd be welcome and safe, but our dogs scare them off with barking.

9/1/2014 12:48:19 PM

Dave, this is Mary from Old Dog - New Tricks! I'm home in Omaha again and it is nice to have internet again. I read your blog and hoping you are doing well on the prostate problem. It runs in Larry's family so he keeps a close tab on it. I enjoyed your blog and all the interesting things you come up with. We have 8 to 12 turkeys cleaning our lower field this year! I'm going to show Larry your "spring" idea. Maybe we could incorporate your ideas into ours! I always appreciate you reading and commenting on my blog. I still hope for us to meet one of these days!

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