Friday, April 18, 2008

How to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear

About 12 days ago, we received a letter from the management of our mobile home park that we had 10 days to put up a fence across our back yard. Fortunately we were planning on doing that anyway, but not that soon. I was in the middle of trying to get a garden started and cleaning up the yard so I could do some other work such as make shelves for our windows and start making drums again.

After sending out letters to almost every tenant in the park for things to fix on each home here, rumor is that they are regretting putting that kind of deadline in the letter. My suspicions are that there are some very busy lawyers right now. To put those kinds of financial demands on people is just plain cruel. And, I believe (don't know for sure) it is illegal.

Anyway, I got the fence done with a large double gate. Fortunately I only needed to put up a 16 foot section including the gate.

During that time I also got the huge rocks removed from my garden area and was able to put up an 8' x 8' raised garden. We are not out of frost danger until June so I've planted sugar snap peas, garlic, chives, bunch onions, and cold weather radishes. I have planted in peat pots in the house, pickling cucumbers, Serrano peppers, Anaheim peppers, Roma tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, regular peas, bush beans, okra, awaiting for our spring to start. Hopefully, they will germinate and I will have a garden full of vegetables.

Just a note to let people know what I've been doing lately.

Thanks for reading this,