A Musical and Strawberry Filled Weekend

Posted: March 30, 2015 in Articles
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On Friday we got our Albion strawberry plants from Burpee. We planted them in a raised bed and are looking forward to having strawberries in our garden once again. We used to have them in the ground, but thought we’d keep them more contained in a raised bed this time around. We kept the soil level low so that we could lay netting over the top without smushing the plants.

While out, we also noticed how really green our grass is getting, especially where the chickens have been. There are new brilliant green grass shoots coming up where their coop has been, and we’re really happy about that since our grass never looks very good. We’d put the chickens in the front yard, but we don’t think our neighbors would be too thrilled with that.

Other than that, it was an eventful weekend in other ways. I recently joined a local youth orchestra and had a concert on Saturday. It went well which was a bit surprising since we only had about 6 rehearsals due to snow. Also, Dink (who plays the clarinet) participated in his last recital with his teacher. He’s really busy with school, so he’s stopping the clarinet for now, but he is keeping it and one day he might pick it up again.

I also started work on a snare for squirrels, but I didn’t get too far. In the pictures, the trigger stick is hanging from the orange thread, and it’s supposed to be between those two stakes in the ground that I show in another picture. However, due to many complications and difficulties, it’s not set. Hopefully I can get that sorted out soon and set it. If I do catch anything, it will kill it, which is why I’m probably only going to set a couple of snares until I get good at it. It’s just a skill I want to have. Our dad knows all about making squirrel stew, so if I manage to catch some, that’s what we’ll be eating.

Anyway, spring is starting out well even if it is still chilly. We can feel the heat coming 🙂

Description for Albion: “High sugar content makes this the perfect dessert strawberry.

 Albion, an everbearing type, is a new variety from California with long, conical, symmetrical; firm fruit bursting with sweetness. Resists Verticillium wilt, Phytophthora crown rot and resistance to anthracnose crown rot.”
Comments
  1. bert0001 says:

    … the strawberries here have to be planted in september … the world is a strange place …

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