Friday, June 25, 2010

Beating the Rain

Before breakfast this morning (thank heavens I had had my latte), hubby announced he wanted to get out and seed the pumpkin patch with buckwheat before the rain started.

First order was to move the pile of rocks unearthed in yesterday's tilling operation.

A lot of weight ended up in that wheelbarrow. He had to push it down the driveway a ways, across our small hay field and into the wood's line to dump it on our designated rock pile. When he got back, he announced he'd used up all his deodorant for the day.

I worked at leveling out the ground before planting.

Then we seeded the ground liberally (using the latest technological methods, as you can see) and raked the area one more time to bury the seeds.

Now we're inside, we've been fortified with a hearty breakfast, and the raindrops have started falling. Perfect timing! A gold star to my better half for getting us out there first thing today.


Erin said...

I can't believe how gray it looks there! I guess the Big Lake puts you in a mini Pacific Northwest climate this time of year! Can't wait to see the patch start growing!

Conny said...

Moving big piles of rocks is not something I'd like to do before breakfast. :>) What happens when the deodorant runs out? That made me smile.

Well done: a days work before noon. You sure are hard workers.

Mama Pea said...

Hi, Erin - The day was getting grayer and grayer as we were working so we strongly suspected the rain was a-comin'! When we first moved up here 30-some years ago, June was ALWAYS cold and rainy. We just expected it. Then we seemed to move into another phase and it was a sunny, dry month. Now I'm wondering if we're going back to the wet Junes!

Hi, Conny - The threat of rain coming gave us the impetus to get our rusty-dusters in gear and get out and get that buckwheat sown so it would get the moisture on it right away. (Now can I go take a nap??)

beth said...

My favorite part: The latest technological methods! :) An A plus for all that hard work before breakfast!! wow!

Mama Pea said...

Hi, Beth - As we were raking in the seed, I commented to hubby that I was sure glad we weren't seeding a 10-acre plot this way! But for the little space we were working with, our methods were perfect!

I sure did have an appetite for breakfast when we came in. :o)