Running has been a huge and complete fail this month. Not because of injury but because of Scout camp, Girl’s camp, Play practice (I’m working on The Music Man for the next couple of weeks), and the general craziness that accompanies getting a kid ready to go on a mission.
My view of the sunrise over Bear Lake from the cabin at Scout Camp
Where my life will be for the next 2 weeks
Do I really need to answer that?
Yes, I know there are some weeds... I'll pull them... sometime.
In the back garden, we have 3 watermelons growing (that I can find in this extensive vine). And the cool part is, I don’t water them. Well, I do, but not the normal way. The watermelons are part of an experiment. A few months ago I read about watering by Olla. An Olla is a clay pot that you bury in the ground near your plants, then, instead of watering the plants directly, you fill the pot (olla). The water then leaks out of the side of the pot (through the clay) as the plants need the water. It’s supposed to save on evaporation loss, and thus save water, which is really important here in the west. The olla system is working so well that I think that I’m going to use it exclusively next year. Maybe even rig up a rain water capture system to fill the ollas.
You can't really see it very well, but this is one of the ollas.
The stone on top keeps the water from evaporating.
Anyway… there you go.
Sorry for the boring blog. Life should even out here pretty soon, and I can get back to running, blogging, and relaxing.
Here are some other pics of the garden.
This is the bird feeder we put in a crab-apple tree next to the garden.
Attracting the birds here has really cut down on the grass hoppers.
Rambling Red Stripe Tomatoes
Baby Cucumbers... at least I think that's what it is,
I've never grown cucumbers before.