- Weed, add ashes and manure, then mulch the Grocery Row Garden beds before the winter weeds take over
Finish the woodwork on the bottom sides of the new greenhouse and add handles and cold-blocking overlaps to the doors Get a new weed torchand burn all the seed heads off the grass and weeds at the edges of the garden
- Finish the giant new three-bay compost pile block work
Talk to local coffee shop about getting coffee grounds
- Figure out irrigation sprinklers for greenhouse
- Gather manure from pastures for composting
Hang up new thermometer
- Work on Survival Chickens and Alabama Survival Gardening book projects
- Figure out proper licensing for Alabama nurseries wishing to sell in Florida
Update reading list
We’ve been running around too much lately and there are still a lot of projects that need finishing.
The Grocery Row Gardens really don’t have anything for fall planted in them, since the weather has been horribly dry. We got once decent rain and then nothing else in two weeks, with nothing in the future. It’s been a terrible summer and fall for gardening, so we can’t over plant the pastures or put in much in the gardens. We do need to get the weeding done, which isn’t too bad due to lack of rain, because I see little green shoots coming up and the garden beds are going to look like this again as all the henbit shows up:
The greenhouse should be finished today, once we do the woodwork, then we need to start moving our plants and propagating the tropical non-hardy stuff from the gardens (cassava, chaya, etc.) to keep it alive through the winter.
My previous weed torch was accidentally run over by our farm truck and destroyed, so we need to get another one.
The three-bay compost pile system we are building is just waiting on my son and his friend to finish the block work. It’s going to be huge, and beautiful. I can’t believe how expensive concrete has gotten, however!
We’ve done nothing on book projects lately and that needs to change. I have two projects from two different authors that need to be finished this winter.
As for our nursery, we need to figure out how to legally sell plants inside of Florida. Selling at a nearby flea market is okay, but if we could get closer to Pensacola I think it would be well-worth it.
Lots of things need to be done, and done well. The weather is cooler now, and sufficient unto the day is the trouble thereof.
We need to film more YouTube videos, too. It’s been 10 days since the last one…
St. Isidore, pray for us.