About Me

Hi I'm JAMES 60 and married with three daughters all left home now, daughters that is not the wife.I enjoy Gardening /Football and working on my Farm.The picture above in the header slot is where i live and work.

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Easter coming and goings

Well how did your Easter go i must say mine went quick i did manage to get most off the things i needed to do done all the carrot stations are now set ready to plant up and most of the remaining digging was completed before the snow came still about half an hour will see that finished. I set a trap for that mole that's has been bothering me since December and this morning we got him i think he had invited round some mates for a party lately so i'll just leave a couple of traps in the ground to see if i can round up some more, last time i mentioned mole catching i got a telling of from some one from the mole liberation front so if he's or she's reading this tough luck as far as im concerned they are o k in woodlands. city parks, churchyards, roadsides and the like but when they pop up in my ground they have had it. I might try and plant up some carrots in the barrels if the weather picks up a bit just to see if i can get some decent long carrots by late August but i'm not in to much of a rush to plant anything in the veg plot as my ground is quite heavy and cold in a spring although it does grow well once it warms up, i suppose i need a bigger and probably heated greenhouse to start things off sooner but that's not an option at the moment so we just have to make the best of what we have got, i was looking at Liams blog at veg4show.blogspot.com now that's how to do it if you want to be a winner i'l keep watching and learning as the season goes on.

On the farm we are getting into lambing so if i dont' blog much in the next 3 weeks or so you know why, it's a lot of long hard days coming up but we need to get lambing right as it makes or breaks our year and you don't get a second chance. All our breeding Hoggs (last years female lambs ) came home from there wintering ground by the coast today so we have had to sort them up and send them of to to our high ground for the summer we like to get them away to easier kinder ground for their first winter to give them a chance to grow out and fulfill their full potential.

On the football front United seem to be clicking into top gear with a good away win over Leyton Orient followed up by a 2/0 win at home to Northampton Its put us 5 points clear of Doncaster in our promotion push and closing in on Swansea at the top. Dare we dream 0f promotion.

1 comment:

Veg4Show said...

Spent most of easter myself in hail and snow getting my carrot pipes ready shifting 3 ton of sand.

Moles are a real pain, I thankfully don't seem to get any in the garden, probably because of the raised beds. One mole can make 50 holes in a week, I do however like to collect the mole soil then get rid of the mole lol.

Good luck with the lambing, we have loads of lambs near us, gee they make a noise, cute tho.