SACG. On Thursday, Yokum Contracting picked up a giant Com-til load for us and Kimball Farms from the City’s facility at Jackson Pike (at a substantially discounted delivery fee). They delivered it while it rained. It was a tight fit to get the truck onto Kimball Farm’s lot, but they made it look easy. I also stopped by Rebuilding Together’s Tool Library to get our new Tool Library cards. The new staff there were highly efficient and confirmed the tool order I had previously emailed. They even provided me with a choice of three different sizes of rototillers. Knowing that Frank would not be helping us on Saturday and not knowing if any big, strong men would show up, I ordered the medium sized rototiller in case Rayna and I had to till the Garden even though it does not till quite as deeply as the largest sized tiller.
had collected in the bottom. I thought that it was empty, but I was wrong. I forgot that I had to stop emptying it last November because it was flooding the area where Melinda and her pal were cleaning out the Kimball Farms raised beds and because I like to leave a little water in the bottom to keep it from blowing away during a blizzard while we’re gone for the winter. It took me about an hour to empty it after lunch. Coincidentally, Pastor Jessie McDonald (from the Full Gospel Church of Christ) a little east on East Main Street stopped by with one of his fellow pastors while they picked up litter along East Main Street. I offered them refreshments, but they wanted my contact information instead. It so happened that I had extra newsletters, etc. in my garden bag – next to the big tank. So, I took them up there and then, as you can guess, put these two big strong men to work. We had planned to carry the tank to Cathy’s or to Urban Connections to hose out the inside of the tank (and both Doug and Jason had hooked up their hoses so that I could do that). First, I asked these guys to turn over the tank and completely empty it. It took some work to get the lid off. What we found inside was gross and we found a curtain rod and some other items in there (which might explain why the tank was partially clogged last year). We then examined the inside of the tank and decided that we didn’t need to hose it out after all. So, we reconnected it.
onions (red, yellow and white) from March’s GCGC meeting. The potatoes were ready to plant, but only Sabrina seemed interested in planting them. I brought them with me and ended up bringing a lot of them home with me. Let me know if you’d like some. Sabrina was too tired to plant them and was not looking forward to digging a trench for them. Her husband, Tom, usually does that, but he told her that she had to tend her plot by herself this year.