Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Garden Machine

This here is a rototiller! Not just any rototiller either. This bad boy belonged to my Grandaddy. He used it for years! Some time ago, he gave it to my Dad, who also used it for years. The glorious thing about this tiller is it works, like a charm. You do the checking of gas, oil, choke, and pull the rope and BAM, it's starts. 

Now, it's been a few years since it's been used, but Preacher man and I held out hope. He checked everything, gave it a pull, and nothing. Took the breather off, wow, that might be the problem. Cleaned that up, check the spark plug, pull the rope and do you know that within 3 pulls that thing started right up and went to work!

I then set out to make my rows and prepare a soil sample to be taken to the extension office so we can see if we need to add anything to the soil. I have planted onions, radishes and lettuce and I wait as they are working on looking their heads through this awesome soil. 

Did I tell you I had awesome soil? Of my gosh, it's beautiful stuff! You have to remember that before the damn went up 50 years ago, this was river bottom. Yeah, that's right, beautiful river bottom soil. Makes me want to go outside and roll around in it.
Gracie beat me to it!

The healing has begun. It's slow and it's not too steady, but at least it's started. For me, it's about going where you know you've met God before and hanging out. So if you need me, I'll be in the yard.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love the pic of Gracie. Surprised you weren't right next to her ;-) How's the garden (almost a month later)? I have my lettuce and kale in pots. We had snow last night and expect a hard freeze tonight. I might just keep them in containers this year in case of some seriously weird weather!