Monday, August 29, 2011

I have been accepted into the Tulsa Master Gardeners Internship!

I am so excited!  It is a very intensive, weekly class that starts September 7th, and runs through December 14th.  Once I pass the class, and I will, I will be an intern for one year.  I am really looking forward to learning everything about gardening here in Oklahoma!  

On another note, the last time I cleaned the rabbit cage I did not do the latch right and they all got out.  Two were killed.  I was left with one doe.  After spending three and a half hours on the phone last week, calling Texas, Missouri, Arkansas and ALL over Oklahoma, only to find out that most of the New Zealand rabbits have died due to the heat this summer, I finally found two five miles up the road from our house.  The bonus is that they are two months older than the the ones we "lost" so we will still be right on track for babies in the spring!  

We are ordering our chicks this week.  The weather is finally starting to cool off a bit.  The nights are even beginning to be quite pleasant.  I love it when a plan comes together! 

Our fall garden is in.  It is the smallest we have done in years.  I'm going to be doing beans, kale, cabbage, lettuce and of course, tomatoes.  I am refusing, yes, REFUSING to do any vine crops!  I'm going to try and starve the squash bugs out of my garden.  I'm not going to plant any vine crops until next  summer.  Unless I learn some awesome way to get rid of them in my Tulsa Master Gardeners class that is.  LOL!

Enjoy the cooler weather everyone!