Saturday, June 22, 2013

Some Good News

We have been in touch with the company who did the spraying that killed our garden. The boss called us this morning, early. He was very apologetic. He talked to Kevin, then me, then Kevin again. I explained how all our seeds were heirloom and we were growing things organic. I think he understood how devastated we were to have this happen. He wanted to make things right by us and offered us a very fair compensation. It will cover our costs plus buy us veggies for the year. He told us what was sprayed. It is not supposed to harm the soil, but we will not be planting in this area for at least a couple of years. We will leave it fallow and move further north to plant next year. It is protected from the southwest by a big bank and there are not weeds dying in this area, so I am satisfied that it is safe. We are fortunate to have enough land to be able to move our garden. We are even talking about making some raised beds in this area. We have been wanting to try them. Seems like a good time to do it. I am now getting excited about the possibilities for our 2014 garden. We have put the heartbreak of our 2013 garden behind us. It was an accident. They should not have been spraying in the wind, but someone mistakenly made the wrong call on that. We hold no hard feelings against them. I made sure that the man doing the spraying would not suffer any consequences. After all, he was just doing his job. His boss promised me that nothing would be held against this man. So, though we are still sad, we are no longer angry. It happened, we are being compensated, we have forgiven and are moving on. Kevin mowed the garden off this morning. We will buy our veggies from the local Farmers' Market this summer.
Now on to happier subjects.  LOL Do you remember me telling you about the battle between the barred rock hen and the rouen duck over the duck's nest? Well, I finally decided to let them fight it out. Tonight I found that the winner now has at least 2 ducklings under her. Here is the winner....
LOL Kevin was upset that she wouldn't be able to properly teach the ducklings how to survive. I then had to remind him that I raised all our ducks in the brooder house last year. I didn't teach them anything. It is instinct. LOL  I will try to check under her tomorrow. She is meaner than a rattlesnake, so I decided to leave her alone tonight. You can see one little duckling out in front and if you look closely to the right, under the edge of the hen you can just see a little bill poking out. (grin)  I feel kind of sorry for the Rouen duck. She sat on this nest for 3 weeks. Then  the barred rock chases her off, sits on the nest for a week and hatches the babies. I guess that's life. The duck doesn't seem to care any more. LOL

Our 36th anniversary is coming up in July. We decided to treat ourselves to something we have wanted for a while. We have a Weber charcoal grill, but I hate starting the charcoal. I wanted something I could turn on and cook my meat in a few minutes. LOL I am spoiled that way. (wink) So we bought this....
Kevin put it together today while I was grocery shopping. We still need to put the little feet under it, hence the boards. LOL We used it tonight and loved it. I am so glad we bought this. I can see us cooking all of our meat on it this summer and maybe even into the winter.
Ok, no one tell Kevin that I posted a picture of him on my blog. Ok? LOL Look how great these burgers and hot dogs look.
They were yummy too!

 I have the center of my Trip Around the World quilt top put together. Now I need to decide what I want to do for the borders. Probably won't ever make another one of these. It is very easy to get the blocks turned around. I had it together and noticed 2 blocks turned the wrong way. More ripping. LOL I will try to get a picture of it next week.

That is it for me tonight. Thanks for visiting. Have a great Sunday tomorrow!



4 comments:

Lee said...

What a shame to lose your whole garden that way, but happy to hear to hear they reached an agreement in settling with you and that you're satisfied and moving forward. Your 2014 plans sound good - I keep saying I'd like raised beds, but then I don't even have a garden at all, and hubby is a complete "city slicker" so we probably will never have a garden as it'd die under his care when I take son and visit family for weeks during the summer. Your hen/duck situation is crack up! We had grilled burgers tonight too, that's the one cooking task I usually leave to Marty, he does it well :) Have a blessed Sunday.

Just Ramblin' said...

So glad you were able to resolve things with your garden, but sad that you won't have all the fresh veggies from your garden to enjoy. Congrats on your upcoming anniversary and enjoy cooking outdoors. There's nothing like grilling outdoors. Nola

Julie Fukuda said...

I'm so glad to hear the situation worked out in such a way and they took responsibility. Restores a bit of faith in human nature.
Happy cooking (and eating).

Mary Ann said...

Winona, thank you, thank you for your comment in reference to chicken feed on our blog, Calamity Acres... we are trying to keep the goats away from it, and are figuring out what solutions we have. We appreciate your help! Love your blog!

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