Saturday, February 27, 2010

Great Season

These are the Luffas The Pumpkin Vines

We have had wonderful rain here during December and the first two days of the New Year.
My garden has filled in beautifully. I will post a photo in the next few days. The Pumpkins that we planted have gone mad. I have never seen them do so well. Ever since we moved here, 36 years ago, I have been trying to grow Luffas. Only one one or two occasions previous have they been successful. This year they have done as well as the pumpkins, Hopefully we will be able to leave some to dry to make dish and washing cloths from.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Goat Handler

Charlie has built a new goat handler. He gave his other one to a friend, as he decided he didnt need it. We have a few old pet goats and he found it difficult to handle them to trim their fee, drench and vaccinate them without the handler. So He built another one. He says it is an improvement on the old one.
I was very proud of my design for the Handler. It makes working with goats much easier.
I do believe my design has been copied by others, I cant get angry about it as it makes the job easier and the goats dont stress as much.

This is the old and new Handler.
They also double as a loading ramp.

Tree Stumps.

We had a large tree stump in the driveway. Yesterday, the stump grinder came and ground it out. This morning I have been shifting the saw dust up into the garden. I have piled it up to compost and will use it as mulch for the garden. It has a lot of soil mixed with it so I am hoping I can use it for putting into pot.