Tuesday, May 11, 2010

spring...finally?

Well, our weather has sure been strange this year. A warmer and wetter than average winter, and a colder than average Spring! I THOUGHT it was safe to put out bedding plants, but aparently I was wrong, as my lettuce is not doing well, and my spinach is turning yellow! My pumpkins did not thrive, and we had frost last week.

HOWEVER! They are predicting warm and dry for the next few days. in the 70's! Whew! Everything is late growing, but the tulips were really early! The blossoms on the apple and pear trees are setting fruit already also! THe grass is growing like mad! So MAYBE, just MAYBE, we have ventured into SPRING!

I wonder what the summer will bring?

I attended a class on Septic tanks this weekend. We are required to have an inspection before July 1, and hardly anyone has heard of this yet! with over 40 thousand septic tanks in the county, I am sure that they will extend the deadline, as there are very few qualified inspectors. After this class, I supposedly am qualified to inspect my own system, however I am not physically able to. So I have to pay some one to come dig up the cover anyway, so might as well bite the bullet and just have them inspect it for me. That way I know it will be correct.

Egads, There comes the jets!! along with good weather come the Navy jets bouncing off the OLF. Lots of noise! SIGH!!! Sound of freedom!!!

10 comments:

Granny Annie said...

Septic Tanks and Sounds of Freedom. Sounds like the title for a play:)

Donna said...

I didn't even bother planting this year...so you're ahead.
Hope you're feeling better today!
hughugs

Mary Lou said...

LOLOLOL Yeah it kinda does doesnt it!

Anji said...

Mt feet are freezing here as I speak - I mean write. Everything is growing here but it seems strange because it is so cold. Last week we had wind from the North East = Siberia.

We don't have a septic tank but I saw a notice up that if you have one you must notify the town hall of it. I wonder what the problem is with them all of a sudden?

Mary Lou said...

I think that all of a sudden they realize that the waste water from them has to leech out SOMEWHERE and may be polluting our ground water/seashores. At least that is the problem here. Not that this was not a problem years ago, they just now have people with degrees in waste management and ENvironmental studies. DUH!!! Finally!

Carol said...

I think I'd rather pay than have to do it myself.

Happy Spring!

Brenda said...

I posted a picture of James's garden on facebook. We'll share out bounty with you if the farmers don't kill it. :-)

Dick said...

You might also think about having that septic tank pumped out if it has been many years since it has been done. That is a lot cheaper than having to replace a drain field!

Mary Lou said...

I have had the house for 17 years and NEVER had it pumped. I was told not to pump it until I have it inpected, so they know where the scum layer is compared to the sludge depth. So I will call and have it inspected and then have it pumped and should be good for another 3 years. and then it needs to be inspected again. I live here alone, so it may be ok!

Anonymous said...

Blogeois of blogeois.com said...

Didn't plant a thing here and glad for it. By the time warm weather truly comes around, the growing season will be too short! (My theory.)

When we lived in the rental house 10 years ago, our septic tank was inspected one time. I insisted on looking down into it myself once the cover was off. Now, I've smelled a LOT of bad stuff in my 53 years including old death, but never, NEVER, have I smelled something as foul as that. Couldn't get the smell out of my nose for 5 days. Just a warning.