an old friend stopped  by a week ago. pretty sure he’s going to get himself a tractor now.

it was feeling like spring, and there were boxes of plants that needed to get in the ground. so, we put in some fruit trees, raspberries and strawberries.

we took him over to the bison range, and the bison were actually down in the valley by the road – i’m sure the grass grows down here first – and shedding their winter coats.

this weekend i got the perimeter drain in (still some drain rock to go over the top) and the radon mitigation stubbed out. that sucked, but it is behind us now.

we haven’t had a frost in a week, and no more freezes are in the forecast, so i think we may have that behind us. i’m still not putting any summer stuff out quite yet.

i am pretty sure this will be a difficult gardening situation for me. i’m leaning towards a deep mulch situation going for water retention, weed control, general soil building, and to even out the daily temperature swings. slugs are less of a concern here, though i did see one just yesterday. it has been a while since i’ve had to pay attention to this stuff.

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