March 3, 2011

The To Do List

Spring is here in coastal Texas and that means tons to do. Does anyone else have this problem? Don't get me wrong, I loooove all this work and I feel very lucky I get to do it full time but this morning I made a list of all the things that need doing and found it very hard to know where to start.

Some big things have already been scratched off the list: the new chicken house got wheels and is now out in pasture (I'll do a post later about building the chicken house), the property got seeded with crimson clover and rye, seeds were started, fallow garden beds got amendments and fresh mulch and a lot of cleaning happened.


To Do List, Spring 2011:

  • Fence lines need to be cleared
  • New fence to be installed
  • Old fences need some repair
  • Gates need repair

  • Build new beds in garden, planted with tomatoes, tomatillos, eggplant, hot peppers, ground cherry and cardboard mulched (every year the vegetable garden gets expanded)
  • Winter crops out of old beds, spring crops or cover crops in
  • Other vegetable beds need expanding and amending so I can plant corn, okra, winter squash, summer squash, and sweet peppers.
  • Still other old bed needs to be cardboarded and mulched again so I can plant gourds.
  • New trellis needs to be built and installed for cucumbers or beans
  • Herb transplants go in everywhere
  • More seeds need to be started