Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Late Planting ~ Tidbits Updated
I'm still planting and it's June 8th. It has been oddly cooler here the last few days as well. I just got the collards and kale in yesterday, along with the peanuts. I am not finished either. It just feels weird to be planting this late. With Hubby working such long hours, big jobs lurk. Patience, patience, patience.
Last year's parsley re-seeded on it's own, but not enough. I had to plant more, along with basil. I see the chard seeds are sprouting, but not my new lavender seeds (yet).
While out planting, I noticed a few bell peppers are on! I'm pretty happy to have gotten the popcorn in before the rain. The popcorn is up! Most of the pinto beans also. I am so praying for a good year. My romaine plants are not growing real fast, and I am hankering for summer salads. And all of the shell peas are up.
I'm almost done planting. Almost.
The potted herbs (what's left of them) remain as they are. Three days of setting the trap, and no luck. That little booger has pulled the container to the edge and pulled the marshmallows out the back. Last night I duct taped the container inside it, in hopes it stays in enough. Mr. Raccoon still continues to rampage my porch. It's a risk to our dogs, so I must try harder. Oddly, the barn cats just sit and watch.
Update on the nuisance neighbor and his commercial business. It's been very, very quiet at our homestead. You would not believe it. He faked a heart attack (from what is being posted) and told people he canceled the concert because of it. First, he posted a photo, which was an old photo from a (possibly faked) heart attack over winter. There is talk that he faked a heart attack more than once.
Someone called him out on it, and he deleted the entire post of 300-some angry comments. Then he filmed himself laughing at the hospital, telling people they will get full refunds (sun burned, and completely not the same as the photo he tried to use). Then he posted the "artists" have all the money and he has none. Well, well, well. Guess what? A ba-zillion ticket buyers got word from a local and they all filed reports with the Sheriff's Dept. Then a few hours there is one in his driveway with lights flashing. Of course, the guy is not home.
Later in the evening, we see people pulling in and out of his house pounding on his door. They want their money. Then today I see one of the bands he said would be there (this was a replacement band when all the headliners pulled out from not being paid) posts a video stating he was not paid, nor knew of the "park" and to stop blaming the bands/artists.
Today, the neighbor's car is gone. On the run perhaps? Hiding out? Well, people (local) have given info to all these out-of-state ticket buyers, that our neighbor recently bought a Bobcat (which I noticed new last month, which is a month before this concert week), and a new car. These people are furious that they were robbed of their money. There is talk that the neighbor is addicted to a drug as well. There is mention of him selling 800-1000 tickets, and they are all estimating $90,000 to 100,000.00 in sales he raked in. I guess soon enough, after reports are filed, the public will find out how much money he took and spent. He was selling the largest vending area for $725.00. Yeah, that's a lot of money to lose for vendors who thought this would happen.
Some people took their only vacation from work, bought tents, etc. Oh, to make it more interesting, one person actually visited the park recently and told people that the park is a joke. He mentioned one track is so poorly built that it's amazing no one has gotten hurt on it. They are advising everyone to go "mudding" elsewhere. They are telling people to not give him any more of their money.
Three years we kept our patience, went by the law, and followed the law. Maybe my hens will lay more eggs this summer without all that racket out there. We moved to the country for the peace and quiet.
What comes next may be even more interesting. I guess we'll see. I do see this possibly going on national news. He sold tickets all over the U.S.