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She shall not be denied…here cometh the Crosstrek part 2

Hey Everyone, well…in our last blog post you saw the new vehicle addition to the urban homestead, my new Crosstrek as well as saying goodbye to Paula’s truck. Well, yesterday I got the call from the dealership Paula’s new Crosstrek was ready for pickup. Wouldn’t you know it, yesterday morning Paula flew out to visit family in California…oh a good husbands work is never done. Yeas dear, I’ll slog over to the dealership to go and pick up your new car (you don’t have to twist my arm!). 🙂

Here’s some pictures of Paula’s new ride:

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The invisible homesteader, spring is now summer, almost time for final crops in the ground

Hey everyone, we’ll it’s been a few weeks since I’ve updated the blog for our activities on the urban homestead. I was sick for a week and a half at the end of June with some kind of crazy summer cold (stuffed up head and coughing up flem…yuk). Since I haven’t put up a blog post in so long people might have thought I’d become…The Invisible Homesteader!! 🙂 Continue reading

Water from the gods, givin the fruit trees a treatment, and general urban homestead duties

Hey Everyone, It’s been a busy two weeks. I didn’t get a chance to post to the blog last week (sorry about that). But here’s what we got done this weekend:

  • Chop-n-drop more comfrey
  • Installed new sprinkler (and removed old drip lines)
  • Bend Asian Pear limbs to shape
  • Stake apple tree
  • Next round of foliar/fungal treatment for peach trees
  • Compost tea feeding of fruit trees
  • Setup shade cloth over deck garden boxes
  • Installed new bean trellis in the clover patch

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Homestead truck maintenance and putting in the first garden plants of the 2018 season

Whhhhhoooohhhhoooo Spring is here!!! This weekend was absolutely beautiful, Saturday was in the low 80s and Sunday I think got close to 90 here in the Pacific NW. For me it was bachelor’s weekend as Paula was down visiting her mother (and siblings) for Mother’s Day weekend. I spend Saturday working on the homestead truck installing a new radiator, thermostats, belts, and all the hoses. On a diesel this is no easy feat as there are multiple cooling systems sitting in front of the radiator. Over all this was a pretty fun day…when you get to be a mechanic on the weekends its fun…but I wouldn’t want to have that as my daily job again after being out of this line of work for over 20 years…:)

Sunday was spent planting, Yay! As I’m typing this blog entry I still have dirt under my finger nails…well still all up and down my arms, but come on!  I just don’t get this kind of one with nature experience writing software at work, so I like to stay like pigpen as long as possible on the weekend. I got 16 tomato plants in the ground around the yard in the garden boxes and planted 11 squash plants. We still have another 25+ tomatoes and 25+ squash to plant next weekend (OH THE TORTURE OF HAVING TO WAIT THAT LONG!). 🙂

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