..I hate repeating myself and I never do it..hope you enjoyed the bears, hawks, shrubs, lady slippers, Loki and our future apple orchard ( the seedlings ( yes I know the apples will not grow true ))!!
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Who doesn’t love Moose Tacos! We slapped a moose roast in the oven to slow roast….after several hours it was fall-off the bone deliciousness.. here is the before shot:.
And here is the after (or during) shot:
..or at least an approximation. We set it outside after we seperated the meat and the dish was nooooot quite high enough for our roving acrobatic scoudrel Loki. She ate it all. About 2 lbs of moose. Moist delicious potential taco moose. Gone. Regular tacos are still a favorite but my first resolution of the year is no more moose tacos for Loki in 2012.
..we decided to plant indoors afterall..after discussing it and saying we were not going to do it we decided to do it anyway. A* started a bunch of tomatoes, basil, some ornimental grasses and such..basically 1/2 of the garden boxes have their square foot spoken for.
During the planting I noted to A* that there was a squirrel outside so she took a break to take a shot. Just to make it more challenging for her I constantly adjust the scope on the pellet gun so that it does not shoot the same..one day you need to aim 1 tick higher..another day it needs to be 3 ticks lower..This comment should also help to show how ofter A* checks this blog.
Anyway..with all the work going on inside I needed to go outside to do some work. I ripped down that piece of shit greenhouse type structure I built last month..it worked great but without constantly monitoring it the veggies that did start to grow got burnt out..too dry and too hot. We also said that this year we were going to spend more time making sure the pH levels were all OK since it is not something we have been really aware of. We tested the levels of all the boxes and determined the average to be 7.25..or in other words too akaline. It needed some more acid to grow the veggies we want so I added some Peat Moss and tilled it in..I also added some compost from last year that had broken down..All the boxes are now DONE and ready for planting..last day for frost is mid-May..so by then the soil should have properly stablized..and the veggie season can really begin!
..we lost our little dog Nova. I am actually a little choked up as I type this too after collecting the pictures. A dog is part of the family..and after 13 years I knew her better then I knew 1/2 of my friends..Its never easy saying goodbye but I take solace in the fact that she was sick and suffering. Jango is now #1 and thats the way he likes it..but he still will not play tug of war with other dogs due to fear of getting bit on the nose by Nova..so her legend lives on. All future dogs will suffer from being compared to Nova..she was a legend. Rest in peace Nova. We miss you.