I saw this water main break today, there was blackish water coming from the manholes around Logan and route 90, this one wasn’t too bad, the manholes farther down Logan had 10″ of water coming from them.
Gas is at a premium price, today I saw $1.214/Liter. We may as well start saying the price in dollars and cents rather than cents alone, it’s not going down under a dollar anytime soon, but I don’t feel it will stay this high for much after the long weekend.
On the plus side I got a good price for topsoil, I can get 11 yards of sandy loam for $160 and 15 yards of horse manure for $75. Sandy loam will make the perfect mix with the clay soil that we have. Perfect soil has equal parts of sand clay and loam, ours has too much clay. The horse manure will supply the organic matter and nutrients to help the garden grow. We just have to wait until the road restrictions are removed, then our soil will be on the way.
I ordered another 900 trees from the P.F.R.A. shelterbelt program, this will compliment the 1300 trees that we planted last year. I will use the trees to fill in the places where last year’s trees have died, then plant a few more in the low spots that were skipped last year. I can plant 150 trees a night if I know where to put them, but this time it will not be as easy as last year. I will have to find the previous trees (hard to find in tall grass), assess if they are alive, and plant the trees where they are needed. So far we have six rows of trees that are 1/2 mile long each, with an estimated %90 survival rate. The trees look like a 12″ long stick with one or two leaves on it, we got three types or trees, Manitoba Maple, Green Ash, and Lilac.