Greetings everyone. It was a good week for getting garden’s started. We headed to LaRose and picked up some wonderful starts and put them in our garden along with a few rows of seeds.
And speaking of planting, we picked up trees, rose bushes and lilac starts from the Pine County Soil and Water Conservation District folks last Wednesday. Ok, Gary almost fainted when he went in and found out I ordered 75 plants, but as our week went by, we got those all in the ground. Fortunately, with all this planting the rains came and everything got a thorough soaking.
Our horse, Prince had us pretty worried this week. He first started limping late Saturday. With no obvious problem it appeared that youthful romping in the new grassy field was more than his back leg could take. In fact by Wednesday, when the hoof trimmer arrived, my jaw dropped when I walked in to see them trim Prince’s hooves as he laid on the barn floor. Our poor 1500 pound horse looked like he was one step from death’s door. It wasn’t two hours later and I spotted Prince walking around and looking pretty darn healthy. By Friday there was no hint of a limp. Now, three days later, I find Prince got a front leg up over the top of a chain fence. This top line is at my shoulder height. He was so far over the fence, he had the top chain all the way up inside his front leg. I struggled to unhook chains and untie equine fence tapes to get him out of that mess. Prince is on a diet, that chain fence keeps the team from accessing the in-barn hay. And now, to steal a famous person’s phrase – you know the rest of the story.
If you thought our winter lasted way too late we didn’t have it the worst. Dianne (Arazim) Noska, Browerville, tells me her sister Vi, got more snow on May 16. It’s not usual for them to get snow this late in Anchorage, but this year that new stuff added to the mounds of snow that still hadn’t melted. Vi Markson is thinking positive though, she says she still went to the local nursery and picked up some flowers even though she isn’t sure when she’ll be able to put them outside. It’s will certainly be a short summer there in Anchorage, AK this year.
Folks, it’s a big holiday this coming weekend. Check our newspaper for times and places for your Memorial Day events. Drive safely and have a great weekend.