It’s dry now.
It isn’t especially warm today and the strong wind makes it feel even colder but I have to admit that I do like it 🙂 As long as this weather doesn’t stay too long I welcome it. It’s so nice to have a bedroom that isn’t steaming hot for once. That however didn’t mean we all slept especially well last night, a cow had decided that she would complain all day and all night and she still continues to do so and very loud as well.
I guess she has help from two other cows as well because they have separated three calves from their mothers, I’m not sure why but I think it has to do with diarrhea. At least that was what it looked like on the road because one cow had escaped and was laying just beside the pasture where the three calves were placed. I didn’t bother to wake up the farmers when we passed them, the cow showed no intentions to move even an inch from those calves 🙂
I walked around in my garden all morning to find the right spots for the two Nanking cherry seedlings I’ve had in pots so far. They are tiny but I could see that they didn’t like to live in pots, some trees just don’t like that even if they have plenty of space for their roots. I dug down deep and could see how dry the ground really is. 30 cm (one foot) down didn’t show any sign of humidity so I mixed in lots of compost and then I poured down 10 liters (2,6 gallons US) of water in the hole. The surrounding ground was so dry it couldn’t soak it up at first. Nanking cherries are said to be very draught tolerant but a seedling can’t make it in that dry ground. So I’ll need to water them for quite some time.
Otherwise I have done very little today, drinking tea and napping mostly 🙂 I did spray the dogs with the tick repellant and I have to say that it does reek something awful until it dries up. I can imagine that Marie Antoinette smelled something like this because back in those days water was considered something dangerous so they never washed themselves, they just poured more and more perfume on their bodies 🙂 🙂 🙂 Thankfully the dogs don’t seem to be bothered by the smell, I guess they look at is like it was dung that they tend to love rolling around in 🙂
It’s time for a pot of tea and something to eat. I might go out and plant one of the Manchurian walnut trees too today, they don’t like pots especially much either to be honest. The Black walnut is growing fine in my garden now 🙂
Have a great day!