I enrolled in 12 credit hours this semester. When I did the enrolling I figured, I’m disciplined, I can handle it. After all, this semester I do not need to worry about weather, light or subjects (as I did in photography) – I could do the work when I wanted to no matter what. Good thinking, huh?
Well, when I logged onto Blackboard yesterday morning and looked at my first two classes and all the work I’d have to do and realized that one of the courses is only eight weeks long (that’s 16 weeks of work crammed into eight) I thought, oh no … can I do this? I lost sleep over it last night, but I’m going to hang in there and get it done. I’ll have to be ruthless in time management in order to juggle school, work and the farm, but I think I can do it.
Most of the seeds that I planted in the soil blocks are germinating well. Most, if not all, of the beet seeds germinated. The arugula came up first. The fennel is being stubborn! The carrots that I direct seeded are starting to come up and I need to get some row cover over them soon. I hope to take an hour or so this morning and try to get another row cleaned out. It’s been raining, just a little, itty, bitty bit so weeds may come out of the ground easier than they have been. The beets will have to go in the ground soon as will the arugula. I have a lot more seeds that I need to get into soil blocks so I need to make room for them.
I sprayed a mixture of raw milk and molasses on all of the beans and field peas I have growing as well as the pumpkins. I do not know if the pumpkins are going to survive or not. The squash bugs are going to town on them. Hopefully next year will be better because our soil will be in better shape. The powers that be saw fit to put an article on Alan Chadwick which I enjoyed reading and found very inspirational.
I better go and milk. I have my math class today so I do not have a lot of time to get anything done here.
Until later …