Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Tuesday, Windy day, but results

     I  was able to help till the garden yesterday.  I have never operated a tiller before.  My grandmother always told us girls to never learn to use tools or heavy farm equipment, because once you do your man will forget how and you will be doing all the work.   I have taken this to heart on several things.  Even though I can run a tractor and a front end loader, I have not operated an chain saw or a tiller.  I leave those two things to hubs.  I do remember mowing the lawn years ago with my 6 month old baby strapped to my back and the Bishop stopping by and just running in the house and, I don't know what went on but I have never mowed the lawn again. I actually liked mowing the lawn.

     I was a little apprehensive about running tiller, but it was fun.  I did not start it or stop it, I just took it around the garden a few times, so I can still play the faint hearted Susan, if it comes to being asked to actually till anything.  Hubs mixed up another batch of weed spray (also something I don't do) while I was running said equipment.  We were in for a bad wind storm, so I wanted to get the second spray done.  By the time I had emptied the sprayer it was way too windy to plant.

    But we do that today.  I am anxious to get out and get started, the sun is shining and I want to get dirty.  Hoorah!

     Did any of you get sage advice from your grandmother?

Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.

Kim

23 comments:

  1. What kind of mixture do you use for weed killer? I've seen and tried various ones with poor results but it sounds like you have really good success with your recipe. Would you be willing to share it? Ranee (MN)

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    1. Dawn dish soap, vinegar (white) Mix a gallon of white vinegar with 1/4 cup dawn dish soap, spray leaves, does not work as well on grass.

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  2. I love tilling the garden. I have a small Mantis tiller - just my size. My goodness, I am so happy I learned how to use power tools when hubby was here. He taught me well. Heck, he even bought me many of my own power tools. Heck fire - girl power!!!!

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    1. I thought of you while I was tilling an decided I should learn to do more in this area, but then Hub's will do less.

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  3. My mother said Daddy would not do something she wanted, like putting up a shelf. So, she said to him that she would do it herself and would get out the tools. He would say, "Oh, Hell. Stop it. You are going to hurt yourself" Then, he would do what she wanted. She said she was really going to build whatever and never did that to get him to do things. It would not work with my ex since either he could not do it, or let me carry something heavy when pregnant.

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  4. So glad you were able to get out and get your garden started. :-)

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    1. I know I will almost finish today, but I have to wait for neighbor who is giving me some pepper and cherry tomato plants, they are still in the green house. I also need to let my corn start crow a little more.

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  5. I'm a widow for years do most of my own work but have adult kids who will help. Generally I like yard work. There's a fine line. It's not ok to be taken advantage of (by other's laziness ha!) and it's so important even if it's hard to make people step up and develop responsibility.

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    1. Well my whole life has been trying to get someone to step up and it has been slow hard work, but it is working.

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  6. I was raised there was no man work woman work there was just work. Brother and I both can do it all. He isn't mechanical inclined but his wife is so he does the housework and she does the other work.I run the tiller, push mower, riding lawn mower and the tractor...mows, forks and bucket.

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    1. Hubby has about a 1 hour window and then he is done. I hate to say this but he is rather lazy.

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  7. My dad always said "Buy the house at the TOP of the hill". It was good advice, it saved me from a wet basement a few times.

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    1. Believe me if we finally sell I don't think I will ever buy a house with a basement again.

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  9. I like yard work, especially mowing. In fact, I don't let my husband mow. But he edges, weed eats and does the heavier jobs that include chain saws, etc.

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    1. You are lucky when I have Hubby edge he does a really crappy job, but I still refuse to do it. Sometimes I hire a boy to come in and edge and that makes him mad, but then do a good job.

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  10. My grandmother had the same attitude about men's and women's work.

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    1. It's not that I won't do mens work it is that if they find out you can do it they stop doing it.cao

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