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Well, in 1814, we took a little trip… | Speedkin

Well, in 1814, we took a little trip…

That song has been stuck in my head all day.  Why?  Mr. UPS Man delivered my onion order this morning.  1814 of them. Geez.  I ordered 15 bunches, which should have been 900 onions, but Dixondale Onions is an amazing & generous company.  This is my second year ordering from them and I’ll never buy anywhere else.  The quality itself is reason enough — far above anything you can buy elsewhere.  But their customer service is what sold me for life.

I have to plant 1800 onions (and peas, broccoli, etc) this week?  And the garden still isn’t ready because the ground is never dry enough to till?  My knight on a shining rusty skidsteer to the rescue!

He manage to whip out 10 raised rows, 50′ long each, before he headed off to work.  Then Cody and I spent a few hours with rakes, leveling off the humps.  (Thanks to Isaac for pulling babysitting duty yet again!)  Voila!  “Instant” (partial) garden!

Much more garden prep left to do but at least these rows are done & ready for now.  Of course, now the forecast is calling for a several-day cold spell so I still have to wait to safely plant the onions.  Stupid Mother Nature.

*1814 song referenced above:




5 Responses to “Well, in 1814, we took a little trip…”

  1. kristin March 24, 2011 at 7:56 am #

    Awesome! I wish I had that much garden space. I am going to check out the place you ordered your onions. Thx for the link.


    • Diane March 25, 2011 at 9:49 am #

      I love having this big, flat area! And with real dirt! In Oklahoma, there was no dirt and no flat area. Man, that was hard work.

  2. Ilene March 24, 2011 at 11:14 am #

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Mother Nature is bi-polar.

    Such a great start you have on your garden. I wish I had Steve and his skidsteer over here!

    BTW, I have all my trees/bushes planted except the persimmon. Gonna have to get those in the ground today! Hugs

    • Diane March 25, 2011 at 9:47 am #

      You’re as busy as I am, Ilene! We can rest in winter, right?

  3. Allie March 26, 2011 at 1:03 pm #

    O.M.G. Biggest garden ever! Surely you’ll have some good helpers though.

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