Monday, May 6, 2013
Apples Blossoms and Petroleum Rodents
So the good news first. All four apple trees I planted last year are doing really good. Here are my first apple blossoms. Not sure if I will get any apples this year. The other apple trees are not flowering. I can't wait until my front yard food forest starts to produce for us.
I went to mow the yard recently and discovered some devil spawn rodent had chewed a hole in the gas cap of my lawn mower. I kept the mower outside with my wheelbarrow turned upside down over it to keep the rain off of it. Now I have moisture in the line and will have to take the mower apart if a water remover product doesn't do the job. So watch out, there may be a 'huffer' breed of mouse roaming SW Ohio with a taste for your gas!
This is a picture of my gin and grapefruit in a pint size mason jar. You can see that I am going to have a tough time getting a mower through this already. Its only going to get worse, I hope my mower is an easy fix. I did borrow a weed whacker on steroids from my future father-in-law. It looks like a mower that spins really thick wires from an open front. I can't wait until I have most of my yard planted with shrubs and perennials I don't have to mow.