Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Stuff

Judging by the Blogger stats for my blog, on normal days I get anywhere from thirty-five to fifty readers.  However, just let me entitle a post with something like "Feeling weepy" or "Did anyone miss Cliff" and the numbers double.  I'm thinking maybe I'll start using titles like "I found a dead body today" or "Cliff is having an affair" to get my numbers up.  
Not really.  I figure if, on a low-reader day, there are thirty-five people who take time out of their day to read this gibberish, I am pretty lucky.  
It had begun to look like we were in for another year of drought:  I dragged out the soaker hoses and had already used them on the early crops, just to get the seedlings to sprout.  The weather-guessers kept predicting chances of rain last week, but I have become a doubting thomas, and left the hoses in place.  Then we received 1 3/4 inches of blessed rain, and I rolled them all up and put them away.  This morning a thunderstorm rolled through and we got another almost-inch.  
I've moved the chicks to the cabin:  we moved the cattle watering tub out there with them.  I put them out to run around the big house during the day when temperatures are above sixty, and at night or on cold days I gather them up and place them in the watering trough, where there's a light to keep them warm... although it isn't a regular heat-lamp bulb.   The next three days and nights are going to be really cold; it's getting pretty crowded in that tub, and I think perhaps we had better purchase a regular heat lamp bulb and hang it in a corner of their house, doing away with the tub.  
Longtime readers know that I always put out a couple of tomato plants a month earlier than I should, with plans to cover them on cold nights.  This year is no different.  I have three tomato plants and a pepper plant to cover every evening.  


Here's how the latest attempt at cheese is looking today.  I tried wiring all that contraption up in Cliff's absence, but it didn't work so well.  He added the top ten pounds after he got home yesterday evening.  As long as I have Cliff around, this seems like it will work as a cheese press.  

6 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I always enjoy your posts and it doesn't take a 'Cliff' hanger to entice me to read them. It's to be colder here too for a few days, but I surely did enjoy the last few warmer days and finally spending time outdoors. Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

Average Jane said...

I read your posts in an RSS reader and don't click through unless I'm going to comment, so you can assume a higher readership number.

TARYTERRE said...

Getting somebody to read is hit or miss for me regardless of topics. May have something to do when we post?? The time of day, I mean. I do container gardening and was going to put out a tomato and pepper plant until I heard it'll be in the 30's at night this weekend. Too lazy to cover them up like you do.

Amy said...

It went from 74 to 52 this morning in two hours' time. what in the world....
I have all I plan on planting out in a raised bed already, and haven't killed anything yet...(keyword here is 'yet', because my green thumb is more of a black thumb....) We'll see how long it lasts.

.....and you know I laughed out loud at your 'dead body' comment. Because I am just deranged like that....hee hee...

Jon said...

You get far more readers than I do. I have to stand on a streetcorner with a tin cup and BEG people to read my blog.....

Angela said...

Certain titles do have a way of bringing people around. Funny how that works.