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Friday Cat Blogging

A Banquet For One

Friday Cat Blogging

Mine… All mine!

[Editor: Froggy is taking advantage of the early start I made, as none of the others are around at the moment.]

Friday Ark

6 comments

1 hipparchia { 04.05.14 at 3:27 pm }

one little rumble of far-off thunder a couple of hours ago and mine have all (but one) disappeared into hiding.

2 Bryan { 04.05.14 at 9:31 pm }

We had a bad one in the country, but it followed I-10 and stayed north of us. We did get a lot of rain, but no wind to speak of.

The ferals found dry beds and my dynamic duo slept through it.

3 hipparchia { 04.06.14 at 8:07 pm }

dynamic duo, lol!

I put out fertilizer and wildflower seeds Saturday morning, and then raked around some mulch and compost, and we’ve had mostly hours and hours of gentle rain or fog since then, so I’m expecting to see lots of little green shoots soon.

otoh, this could herald another bout of lichen-on-mailboxes weather, in which case the mushrooms may crowd out my pollinator conservation project.

4 Bryan { 04.06.14 at 10:12 pm }

Fortunately the sand will help with some the rain, as long as the clay layer isn’t too high. If it gets some direct sun they wildflowers should do well.

5 hipparchia { 04.07.14 at 9:59 pm }

sand I’ve got.

it gets a little bit clay-y about 3 ft down in some of the backyard, and that goes on for at least another foot (I haven’t dug any deeper than that anywhere). don’t really know much about the front other than the reason why most of the yard is sand and oak leaves is because most of the sky above me is oak trees.

I already had the fertilizer and the bag of mixed wildflower seeds was $6 or $7 and I just happened to have that amount of mad money sitting in my pocket….

6 Bryan { 04.07.14 at 10:20 pm }

If you pile those oak leaves to the side for a year, they’ll make some decent dirt for growing, even if you don’t chop them up. If you pile them on black plastic to slow the drying it speeds up the process. Oak leaves are acidic, but plants don’t seem to care.