After a taxing foreday morning emergency, my body was drained from lack of sleep. As my workout time drew to an end, I had not been able to do so much as my stretch routine. I decided to forgo any attempt at salvaging the workout and go all out on my tasks. Then the rain came… Sorry, but not this time.
As soon as the rain held up a little I was out and about, with a task in mind. The rain created the perfect conditions for the application of the microbe solution I prepared the day before. Thanks to the overcast skies, cool temperatures and constant downpours the microbes were protected and transported deep within the soil to do their thing. This was an opportunity not to be missed. I got soaked!
Wet and cold, I made a quick rounds, taking note of certain plants on my way back to the house. I observed that some plants had developed quite a bit over the last few days. One of the most noticeable was the corn, which had arrowed and now the young ears were clearly visible. I expect it to be ready by mid June, but will have to wait and see how that plays out.
After warming up a bit, while doing some housework, it was time to tackle compost turning in the chicken coop. The chickens were a bit too eager to assist today. I had to bribe them away with some treats. I added some of the microbe to help with the composting, as well as to keep the coop odourless.
Before I knew it, the day had come to an end, and I had completed 14 tasks, in record time. Amazing how much can be accomplished when I don’t have to water plants. After a rocky start to the day, I am truly grateful for the amount of work I was able to accomplish today. I’m going to try turn in early tonight.