Monday, January 20, 2014

More Mist and Manure on Monday

Another foggy, misty day.  Look straight up and you could see blue sky. That was before 10 in the morning, so we figured it would clear off in an hour or two.  We were teased for quite a while ,and then finally about 2 the sun broke through and it was lovely.



Off to the north though, you could see the fog hanging around at the top edge of the valley.  It drops off not far north of us, into Glen Valley and the Fraser River.  It threatened to roll back over us a few times, but never did.


I was continuing on with the broccoli/manure project from yesterday.  Larry pushed a few wheelbarrows down for me.  I think it actually took 4 or 5 loads of manure to cover the area emptied by one wheelbarrow.  I'm getting there.  I'm thinking this year of maybe leaving the shavings/manure on top as a mulch, and just pushing it aside to plant the seeds.  Hoping it will work to hold the moisture in and the weeds down.  I made lots of progress.  All the stalks are out, but still the weeds to go.  Here's where I'm at now.


The fencing on the ground is my garlic patch.  That's to stop any chickens that get into the garden from scratching it out.  There were two hens and the rooster in there today.  The white stuff that looks like a dusting of snow is some of the wood ash from the woodstove.   Maybe tomorrow morning I'll get that section finished.  And then again, maybe not.  

Trying to think of an alliteration for Tuesday's title.  Never mind a title, I'm trying to think of a topic.  I did think that I could change last Tuesday's to 'Tuesday's Tails' if I get desperate.  We'll see how it plays out.


  1. Love the photos of your world and your 4-footed kids. The garden looks so promising!

  2. We have had that fog hanging over the ocean for a few days too. Something pretty about it

  3. Wow, spring time for you...I'm so jealous! I still have 3 to 4 months of winter to go. I really need to consider moving!

  4. The pictures are so pretty! That second one looks like springtime.


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