I even tried...totally wasting my time and effort...to till through the end of the main garden again. We shoveled in sand and tilled it into the fist-sized clods and clumps of beeswax clay muck :o( I don't see potatoes getting planted at all. It's just crap out there. And with the storms moving in again, on already wet enough ground, that area will be a swamp by the end of the weekend :o(
Ugh. I really hate this clay. Go ahead and tell me I'm spoiled with the rich black soil back north that pretty much plants itself. I am. I admit it. I could just about toss seeds out by hand-scattering and have a terrific garden. No top dressing, no fertilizer added...just black soil...and everything grew. And grew well.
Down here you need SKILL to garden. You have to have a PhD in agricultural science and botany. And chemistry for that matter with all the extras you have to add and side dress everything with.
I have no skill. Nothing particularly useful anyway. I guess I need to switch over to learning about any wild edibles and foraging techniques. Sure can't cultivate my food. Gotta go rustic to eat feed myself in this clay :o)
Either way, we're getting ready to settle in and lock down for the day I think. We'll likely do a ton of just reading and crafting today. Can't even watch a DVD...I finally ran out of batteries for the remote...and these new machines don't let you do much with manual buttons except play and pause. Most our DVD's go to the menu and you need to toggle down to the Play button. LOL...advances in technology has limited our video watching it seems.
We're in the middle of a few read-alouds here...Safe in His Care (a Rod & Staff book, very good), Little House on The Prairie, and Tucket's Travels (Gary Paulsen...we like his books. This one has all 5 books in the series in 1 volume, great reading for a rainy day).
What are you reading?