had my first picking of sema. got a bucket full. it filled the sink up. many leaves were as big as my open hand. I am grateful for how ever much I get. I know its late but better late than never. I have had late crops before. sometimes I wonder if I prefer them. that way I don’t have to work in the heat of july.
I had a late start this year because I covered my patch with composted manure. tobacco depletes the nutrients in the soil. gotta replenish them. I knew my sema wouldn’t come up because of that. I started my plants from seed. the heat zapped most of those plants so I had to reseed again. I had to carry a watering can back and forth from my rain barrels to the sema patch. I did this at least 3 times a week back when we had all that 100 degree temps. I kept my plants alive by doing that. my work is paying off now, they are producing.
I was going to check out the flea market in sparks today. I have work to do at home. I probably have too much junk anyway. I will fix my sema instead. my hands were red the other day from dyeing deer tail. now they will be green from fixing tobacco.
I am still working on a roach I started. I should have it done soon. I will list it on my for sale page with the other two on this site when it is finished. I will continue to make roaches whenever I make the time.
while I work on roaches I do a number of chores. I feed my dogs and chickens. I probably will clean some more chickens before winter. it is getting to be too much hassle to sell my surplus eggs. i guess people dont love fresh eggs as much as i do. I will only keep enough hens to supply my needs. today I am making chicken soup from the chickens I butchered earlier. I will use the egg noodles I bought at the amish store. this soup always tastes good.
I was gonna clean that raccoon we caught in a trap. I am keeping him alive til my grandson Andrew can see him. he will want to reset both live traps we have. I really don’t want to catch rabbits right now. I would rather let them fatten up until this winter. we dont eat them until after the first snow. then all bets are off. I will trap them or drop them with my .22.
I have been watering and feeding the raccoon. he is kinda feisty. bout like someone at a general council meeting. he snaps and hisses at me when I go near him. potawatomis used to keep raccoons or skunks as pets long ago. my misho used to take the scent bags out of skunks. one time a skunk sprayed him while he was doing that. it almost blinded him in one eye. I haven’t heard of anyone keeping a coon or skunk as a pet for at least 50 years. I think people got afraid of rabies.
I am still logging my miles walking. I will keep it up. I know that it is good for me. I cant sit back and do nothing. I am glad mary walks with me. it is better to have a work out partner.
gotta get to work………….