This may be the first year in a long while, that I don’t get to enjoy the garden season. I was hoping to put out another huge garden and add some more posts this year into the Garden Category of this blog, but as of now – unless something changes – it looks like the growing season of 2011 has went to crap for me – due to many reasons. This sucks because who knows what all I would have learned this year, while battling new pests, weather conditions and possibly growing different types of crops? Oh well, it looks like I won’t need that Chest Freezer after all…
Excuses, excuses… I’ve had so many delays this year; the damn weather hasn’t helped any, with it being the wettest year that I can remember down here. About the time things start to dry up enough to be workable, here comes more freakin’ rain. I figure that even if I did put out a garden this year, with as much as it has rained all year, that there would be some mega drought for the duration of our growing season, and I’d have to spend a lot of time carrying 5 gallon buckets to and from the nearby creek and the garden area, just to get the plants water. Yeah, I know, a water pump would be way more efficient, but I’m poor, so what can I say?
I’ve also had trouble with my Rear Tine Tiller; it is old but it still worked great, except for the fact that I broke the cable that attaches to the lever which controls the throttle and the tines for plowing. Well, I had it rigged up to where I could still use it this year, but after my step-dad “gave it a look,” he sort of broke what I had installed to make it half-ass work, so now it doesn’t work at all – nor is it worth fixing since it is ancient history anyway.
Also, the place where I live that has this big open field for growing stuff, has now been put up for sale. I just pay rent here, so I’d hate to put too much time & effort into this place or yard, and then be told that the house has sold and I have x-amount of time to get out. I’ve also had relationship issues, and now I’m currently (who knows for how long) back with an Ex-girlfriend and, of course, she wants to move from here as well – but due to other reasons besides the fact that the house is up for sale.
So, with all that being said, I’m about ready to just say “to hell with it” and be done with it this year. I may just give it another try in 2012. Hey, what a better time for a big agricultural comeback, since 2012 is supposedly the year of the “Mayan Prophecy of Doom,” isn’t it? Ha-ha!
Anyway, since I probably won’t be updating the blog this year with garden-related topics, I’ll just drop down a few links to some of the more popular posts in that particular category, from 2010:
Well folks, for now, I’ll just pretend that my garden of 2011 ended up somewhere in the Lost City of the Incas, as depicted below:
To see more images of the Machu Picchu, visit: www.perpendicularity.org/machu-picchu.html
For all the ones who did manage to put out a garden this year: Good luck with ya crops and happy harvest! Cheers!