Monday, February 28, 2011

Rocks, rocks and more rocks....

Just a note today....the cold has gotten a bit worse so am taking it easy....lots of congestion, runny nose, watery eyes, you know, the whole nine yards....I haven't had a cold in about 10 months so hopefully it won't get too bad...drinking lots of hot tea and water.....
Yesterday, we planted our seed potatoes and onions.....getting started on the garden..we found the softest place in the garden area for them..two years ago, we experimented with compost which didn't do very well, so we dumped the smelly compost in one end of the garden and covered it up...this area has the nicest softest ground now so I guess our compost experiment wasn't a complete disaster!
We've been working now for 3 years to get all the rocks out of the garden area...as you know, this part of California is rock city...tons of them, both large boulders and small pebbles......everywhere you look, you find rocks...


These are some we dug out last year.....this is a small portion of what we found.....most of them are granite....

This year, I think we have succeeded in getting most of them out....and will again keep amending the soil..we are moving the planting around too.....I noticed that our ground squirrels have been digging holes in the garden ground and burying duck food....they sneak over to the ducks food dish and fill their cheeks, then run to the garden area and bury it......so I guess in their own way they are helping us amend the soil too whether they realize it or not!


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