May 1, 2022 at 10:25 am #49715
Welcome to May everyone!
Finally! The snow is truly gone! Going to get the raised beds prepped today!
May 2, 2022 at 11:21 am #49771
Well we’ve hit the wet pattern. Guess we will see how bad the tornadoes get.
We just got back from making the feed haul. We purchased everything to get us to butchering. I don’t like to do that but prices are climbing and it’s not in great supply.
Looking to expand our flocks. We’ve had a case of the bird flu in Oklahoma so now all mass poultry sales and shows are shut down statewide.
May 3, 2022 at 7:53 am #49805
Well it was a typical May night in Oklahoma. Multiple tornadoes, several fires from lightening and 60-80mph straight line winds with hail afterwards. Then the sun came out in time to set and it was cool air settling in which was nice while we waited to get the power back on.
We get a reprieve today then two more days of it
May 3, 2022 at 9:44 am #49813
Good to hear you are okay.
May 3, 2022 at 8:18 am #49807keebler tParticipant
glad you are ok.
May 3, 2022 at 8:48 am #49808
Appreciate it. It’s one of the drawbacks of living in free America.
Everything you’ve worked for can disappear in the blink of an eye
May 5, 2022 at 1:40 pm #49886
Well we’ve avoided the bad stuff and got lots of rain which is good for us.
Made more red bud jelly. Got enough flowers for one more batch. Something like this would be good barter material I think.
I dispatched a possum that’s an issue. Had my 4yr old grandson with me and explained that he wasn’t good for our animals.
That lesson applies to other things going on right now. Not everything and/or everyone is good for others. They can bring illness and destruction. Decisions must be made.
May 5, 2022 at 1:55 pm #49889gagreenmanParticipant
We had a fair amount of rain here the first part of the year, though we’re still under a moderate drought they say. Last couple weeks, the storm fronts broke up before they got to us, so no rain. Supposed to get rain tomorrow. Only thing i have in the ground to water at this point are the 2 beds of mixed braising greens, & the lettuces in the kiddie swimming pool.
May 5, 2022 at 2:02 pm #49890gagreenmanParticipant
It’s hot enough here we have rattlers crawling everywhere. I’m glad I have the king snakes that hang around my yard. I had to get rid of a boar raccoon that kept trying to get in my chicken house & attacking the yard cats.
May 5, 2022 at 6:06 pm #49898BarrensHomeyParticipant
Controlled burn at the local wildlife preserve. It was pretty impressive, flames shooting 50 feet high and a fire vortex reaching into the sky.
May 6, 2022 at 5:21 pm #49925
Fenced in another corral pasture today. Got my alfalfa seed in so I’ll get it planted on that piece.
gardens looking good
hitting the 90s and staying it looks like
May 7, 2022 at 6:28 pm #49959
Something keeps chomping on my tomatoes and probs not worth the effort at this point, Got an ancho chili in a pot. Regretting not picking up the cayenne pepper plant I saw at a farmers market.
BOGOS on canned chicken here. But no cat food. Shelves have been bare for weeks.
Disaster preparedness tax free week starts on May 26th. The list list is longer, with no tax on pet food.
And my South Florida Gardening survival guide came. Its a great book.
May 7, 2022 at 6:53 pm #49960
These are easier to see at dusk with a flashlight. They reflect. That’s cool about the tax free stuff
May 8, 2022 at 1:58 pm #50020
I checked our Walmart when I took mom shopping this morning. The cat food is short but present. So hopefully it’ll trickle in your way. I know there’s some online things like “chewy” that keep sending us adds. Maybe that’s worth a look but I dunno.
May 8, 2022 at 9:20 am #50006
Well, my second trip in two weeks to see my daughter cross the stage and receive her Master degree.
A friend of ours got a tractor with a massive roto-tiller attachment. He gave us all his raised bed containers. I now have 8, 2×2 wide and 4 inch tall raised beds. Planted onion sets in 4 of them (we use a lot of onions).
Same friend is giving us three pounds of three different varieties of potatoes.
A few potatoes that I left to over winter, have sprouted new growth.
Some of the garlic and green onions from last year are sprouting.
May 8, 2022 at 2:03 pm #50021
Man that’s a pretty good deal!
I got another bell pepper from mom today to plant.
Ordered a PL Mini2 Olight for my wife and mother-in-law SR22 pistol and had a holster built for it.
Somebody left the oven on outside down here today 🔥
May 8, 2022 at 10:34 am #50013keebler tParticipant
sounds like very good friends… windy &cool, rainy here in Va.
May 9, 2022 at 6:02 pm #50088
Got my hands on some good barrels with a open top double lid setup. Transferring the feed into it to keep critters and moisture out.
They weren’t cheap but it’s a long term investment that’ll be used for years to come
May 12, 2022 at 3:48 pm #50288
I found a 10 cup Lifestraw water pitcher in the clearance aisle in Wallyworld for $14.00. Filters were on clearance also for about $12.00. Went back today and the Walmart water filter pitcher was more money, go figure.
Also if anyone needs spiral bound notebooks, their Pen and Gear brand they are unloading for .25 cents each.
and yes $4.50 a gallon for gas.
Gardening season is winding down here, except for the peppers. May have to put some shade cloth over the in ground herbs.
May 12, 2022 at 6:10 pm #50299
Dang that’s a good find man!
I’ve been looking for these at ours
May 12, 2022 at 6:18 pm #50300
I have the zero water also, no complaints. Project Farm did a review of water filter pitchers if you want a detailed analysis of the zero water and others
Zero Water doesnt filter out the bacteria or parasites though.
May 12, 2022 at 6:20 pm #50303
Well you just answered my question as to what I was looking for
May 15, 2022 at 6:33 pm #50496
It’s hot. 93 about 10 degrees more than usual and no to little rain. I’m usually mowing every 3-4 days but it’s 2 weeks in between now.
Wondering if I’m gonna get the hay I ordered on time
Got my jelly making dialed in finally
Gardens coming along. Gotta hoe the corn tomorrow and do some tree limb work on a fence line.
Hope things are going good for all y’all.
May 15, 2022 at 8:00 pm #50499
Doing good. In physical therapy for my neck/back. Got a really good PT which is nice. Also more dentist appts. Getting my health in order
Will need to start focusing on hurricane season soon as thats the most immediate and probable threat in these parts
May 15, 2022 at 8:13 pm #50501
That’s a good deal on having a good PT. It makes a difference for sure.
We are on the final leg of getting my wife back on track with her health.
That dental stuff is a priority
May 16, 2022 at 1:25 pm #50545
I have a tooth ache.
Got squeezed in at the dentist this morning. Took x-rays, but nothing showed.
Got an appointment with a specalist later in the month. Good diet plan?
We are expecting heavy thunderstorms, wind. Batting down the hatches.
May 17, 2022 at 5:14 pm #50641
May 20, 2022 at 1:26 pm #50836
At 8:30 this morning I’d sweated through my shirt and pants. At noon it’s 72 and cooling. Lol 😂 this is nuts
Its been mid to high 90s and tomorrow we struggle to make 60
Garden’s doing good. I had to build baskets around the peppers and support the bush beans. The winds weee ripping through last night around 50-60.
Still praying for rain.
We are being told $6gl gas by July. Most y’all run higher than us. That should break most everything. Reminds me of the Carter years with the exception that the Carter administration tried some fixes whereas this administration just doesn’t care and wants it to break.
Wish I had positive things to add but it’s hard to find and see right now.
Y’all stay safe
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