Back in the groove

Okay, back to reality: there’s nothing I can do about my current lack of earning power.  All I can do is to learn to live even more frugally than we have been.  As I was lying in bed this morning, I thought to myself, I have to get up and get ready to go to work and all I’ll be making is about $40 for the day.  Is it worth it?  Well, $40 is half the satellite television bill, half the electricity bill, a quarter of the telephone bill and so on.  I can grow/raise more food than I have been.  Yesterday afternoon, I covered the bed that I planted on Tuesday with Agribon fabric to protect it from frost.  Agribon fabric is pretty neat stuff.  Not only will it protect the plants from frost, but from insects and wind damage as well.  The fabric is porous (rain can get through it) and allows 85 percent light transmission.  Many of the seeds I planted have already sprouted.  I’ll plant another bed this coming Tuesday.  I’ll be sure to share how this works over the winter.  It will be nice to have fresh greens available all winter long.

I went down into the main garden yesterday with the intention of working up one of the beds.  A lot of greenery has sprouted down there.  Was I ever surprised to see it was a mass of baby tomato plants!!!!  Damn, too bad I can’t replant them somewhere.

When I drove into the driveway, I saw that the gate to the pig enclosure was open and no pigs were in sight.  Great.  As soon as I got into the driveway, however, I was greeted by two squealing pigs.  They know the sound of my truck and my truck coming into the driveway usually means food for them.  I left them out until Wally got home and then we fixed the gate so they couldn’t get it open.  I am pleased to say they are growing nicely thanks to Mellow Mushroom vegetable scraps.

I will be going to South Mountain tomorrow morning to ride with my endurance riding friends.  The plan is to do a fast 13 mile loop.  One of the girls is going to ride her fast Arabian, the other a Standardbred.  It ought to be an interesting ride.

Got to finish getting ready for work.

Until later …