The pioneers were tough

@sallypup (20809)
Moses Lake, Washington
March 2, 2016 8:45pm CST
I planted a little row of peas this morning. Its a little early in the year but we're having rainy, warmer weather so I got busy. I used Peter leavings- donkey burro guy- and store dirt and home dirt as a home for the pea seeds. As I dug the ground up I wondered how the pioneers managed to live even a few years. My wrists told me tales as I lifted and dug and hefted the bag of store dirt. And yet I am not one who sits in a house behind walls when the temps are up and Spring breezes blow. Now I hope the cats leave the soft damp rectangle alone and that also goes for the hens. Please ignore!
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@blitzfrick (2996)
• United States
3 Mar 16
Horse says his peas are up and blossoming. I'd love to plant something but here it's rain and cold, after a few days of sunshine and warmer weather. The weather guy called it "false spring". I'm holding off until warmer weather is more consistent.
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@sallypup (20809)
• Moses Lake, Washington
3 Mar 16
@blitzfrick Peas like rain and cold, so long as it is not freezing cold.
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• United States
3 Mar 16
@sallypup yes I know. but I don't like it enough to go out there and garden in it... not any more, anyhow. I used to garden in the rain, many years ago.
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@T_gray (7898)
• Salina, Kansas
3 Mar 16
Sounds like hard work
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@MGjhaud (20810)
• Philippines
3 Mar 16
the first ones went through good weather i guess for them to last that long. its a good thing you're planting your own. what else do you have on your backyard? do u mind?
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@sallypup (20809)
• Moses Lake, Washington
3 Mar 16
@MGjhaud Hello. I don't mind the question at all. Good to hear from you. I live on three acres. Our gardens are everywhere cause I like to be in the middle of growing things. Our Spring is just starting so things are waking up- we have a few fruit trees like apple trees and an oregano herb has green leaves. And a poppy and violets and perennial geraniums and iris are just starting. I hope our two grape starts have made it. Stuff like that. Ask away if you are still curious.
@MGjhaud (20810)
• Philippines
4 Mar 16
@sallypup oh thats why. i live in the countryside too. my parents house is in the middle of the farm and we plant our own veggies (local ones mostly). we have several fruit trees such us Durian, Rambutan, Banana, Coconut, so much more. we have Cacao also for cocoa. we dont have apples and grape trees here in our country though, they dont grow here but we eat lots of em from the groceries. anyway, do you sell your crops? we do sell our fruits but not the veggies.
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@sallypup (20809)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 Mar 16
@MGjhaud Oh wow I'd like to see your place and your trees. I am not familiar with Durian or Rambutan but would love to sample their fruit. Your own cacao!! Thanks for the fascinating answer. I don't grow enough of anything to sell any of it though we do have farmer's markets here.
@TRBRocks420 (60886)
• Banks, Oregon
3 Mar 16
The Pioneers were a different breed, but they also got used to it, because they did it everyday.
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@jstory07 (57174)
• Roseburg, Oregon
3 Mar 16
They had to. No internet or TV to watch.
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@jstory07 (57174)
• Roseburg, Oregon
3 Mar 16
I hope you have yumm peas to eat.
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@sallypup (20809)
• Moses Lake, Washington
3 Mar 16
@jstory07 Me too. I'm itching for some super fresh food.
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@paigea (21037)
• Canada
4 Mar 16
I hope the critters ignore your seeds! Yes, our ancestors worked hard.
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@Rohvannyn (3137)
• United States
4 Mar 16
I hear you there. It's tough enough work, digging in a plot of prepared ground - and many times tougher in rocky hardscrabble like so many yards are made of. Out here the dirt makes a fair impression of concrete. You can roll it flat and make roads of it.
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