I hate the fact I have not been posting everyday. I am not giving ya any excuses but I do hate that I cannot do it.
We ended up not getting home and in the house till after 11:00 PM. Man that makes for a long day.
We have been wanting to plant some fruit trees for a while now but knew this black dirt would only root bound them if we did not do it right. Buying the trees was not in the budget and has now taken the money allotted for the chicken runs. Yes, the trees were at a good price but we also had to get a load of good dirt to plant them in or it would all be for nothing.
With fuel being at such an outrageous price, a load of dirt as gone up $50.00 in just a few months. I needed about 5 of these loads but settled for just one
To keep the trees from getting root bound and never producing, I dug a hole for each tree that was 2 1/2 foot deep by 4 foot around and then filled it with good dirt and sprinkled in a little root stimulator and tree anti-shock for good measure.
I can't tell you how much I appreciate my Dad for bringing the skid loader over so I did not have to hand dig all those holes. I can tell you this though, if I didn't have the backhoe the holes wouldn't have been that big that's for sure.
If not anything I can say we did everything we could to give theses little trees a fighting chance. I used the rest of the dirt in some low areas around the yard that held water when it rained.
The dirt from the holes was used to fill in under the gates and to redirect some of the run off water to keep it from being a river through the back yard.
Tomorrow I plan to get at least something done on the chicken runs. Yesterday the temp was right at 90 degrees and it caught some of us unprotected and now the wife is in pain from the sunburn she got. LOL
I know it is not funny but I tried to tell her.
The temp in the barn yesterday got so hot the chickens were panting so I really need to at least get the outside chicken runs put up. I have all the materials for them and I can also at least get the doors cut in the tin. I can always come back and build the doors later. This will give the chickens some fresh air and they will be able to get out in the sun and breeze and then I can turn the fans off for now.