Life is busy here on the farm. The grass is slowing down though. It’s only growing a foot a day instead of two. Woah. It was intense there for a while. Do you ever wonder why we fertilize our yards so that we can cut them more often. I want to feed my yard a growing agent so I can cut my grass 2 – 3 times a week. What? Are we nuts? Do I have that much free time? Does that sound funny to you as it does to me? And now that I have moved from the suburbs, I feed weeds so that I can cut them more often. Which brings me to the next question. How and where was it determined that one plant species holds more value than another to fill space and to color our lawn. What is wrong with clover filling the space in my lawn (which is what we have) as opposed to grass?
Last year our newly established yard was filled with crab grass. It was coming in lush and beautiful. I said that this was good. I wanted crab grass to take over my lawn. It had long reaching roots and it was thick and looked great cut. But for some reason it didn’t come back lush and beautiful as last year and clover has taken the driver seat. I would bet money that if I was still in the burbs, that crabgrass would have come back full bore, don’t you? Why is a blade of green better than a 3 or 4 leaf clover?
Bottom line. I ain’t spraying my lawn for weeds. We just have to love what we get.
Other cool things that are happening…. Apples and blueberries are growing on our plants. Imagine that. Did I know that apples grew on trees? Hmm.
I feel fairly certain that these buggers will not look as beautiful as this for very long. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Blueberries grow on bushes, I have discovered.
We have to put netting over the bushes here in a few days or weeks so birds will not eat them. I am very very protective of my blueberry bushes. I am not willing to share.
Last but not least, our sweet Virginia had surgery today. It is a total bummer. We bought a dog for the first time in our life from a “Champion bloodline” breeder. The poor girl has had nothing but trouble and has been under the weather since we got her. She has Entropian. Her eye lids roll inward causing inflammation and infection in her eyes. The vet man said that she inherited it from her champion mom or dad. Thanks champion Mom and Dad. He also said worse case ever. ugh. She came home with one of those cone collars on her head and she WILL kill herself or me. She is going to rip her head off and/or cut my legs off at the knees.
She is very very sad. We just pray the surgery will work and give her eyes some relief.
God bless our sweet Virginia. The Rolling Stones sing a great song called Sweet Virginia.
Have a super weekend.