Ever get a song stuck in your head? I suspect most of us have. For once I don't have a kid's song stuck, it is a good ol' Guy Clark song, Hanging Your Life on the Wall.
But I don't even have the benefit of singing the entire song to myself, I have one verse jammed on continual replay in my noggin.
I used to have a smokin' little fastball
I sure could show 'em some stuff
Now I can't even make it on the
church team anymore
I guess I'm finally through foolin' myself
Anyways, I guess I am done foolin' myself about the garden. We had some good years and lots of great watermelons come out of there. But this year it was just a big chore wrapped up in hot and brown leaves. There was no fun out there. So I am retiring the garden plot. Or at least taking a hiatus for a few seasons.
The garden plot has looked horrible since July and I just couldn't face the clean-up that it needed. I didn't get enough veggies to make a good salad this summer. So the garden has sat out there all summer long, un-watered and neglected.
I yanked out all of the dead veggies this morning. For the time being I am leaving a few herb plants that SHOULD come back with some attention and water.
They are heirloom plants, so I'll find somewhere for them.
So in the fall I am planning to use about half of the space for my chickens. I am hoping to build a coop that I can move around, so that the chicks can help fertilize the ground, in case I get stupid and try to garden again.
And next spring? Dunno. Veggies in a big garden plot? Seems unlikely from here.