Friday, June 6, 2008

Moving On

The early part of this week continued to be filled with thoughts of Vietnam. I spent many nighttime "Sleeping Hours" and days pondering how I might contribute something to these memories. I researched options at constructing a memorial page. I have not yet settled on anything specific, but feeling that it is closer to a reality has helped me to shake it off and get on with other things. Eventually it will be located here.

I finally spent several hours each of the last three days getting my plants planted. It doesn't look to shabby for as long as I procrastinated. I have a 4'x8' raised bed as my primary site and the rest goes in planters or pots. I learned several years ago that a raised bed with lots of compost and organic fertilizer will be very productive even when plants are crowded tightly together. I guess this my adaptation of the "French Intensive" method. In that one small plot I have 4 tomato and 4 sweet pepper plants, basil, thyme, parsley, sage, oregano,rosemary, and several varieties of lettuce. They continue to do well each year. Initially I had filled the bed with sand, topsoil, and compost. Now each year I add organic fertilizer, compost, and a bit of topsoil to replace that which was washed away or carried off in the roots of old crops.

I can only work out in the cool part of the day. My very poor circulation results in a low tolerance for heat. So I have been forced back into the air conditioned house when it warms up during the day.

Also I have a lot of upkeep to do on the Church web site as the calender suddenly turned up blank. So of course my primary computer is totally refusing to work. I am reduced to working on the laptop and I hate the "compact" keyboard layout.

Finally I have also been planing for our beach vacation in three weeks. For several years now we have been renting a full sized sedan to drive to North Carolina. With the price of the car and gas we have decided to take my compact (Read LITTLE) Saturn Ion this year. That means many cuts on "Things to Bring". We are considering renting the linen down there. I have nightmares when I think of Beach Chairs and Boggy Boards.

1 comment:

Ellisa said...

Garden looks great dad!
I'm anxious to see what you get out of it and we can compare.