I thought I’d clue you in on a few more things “getting done” here on the farm.
I’ll start with the digging of the iris bed. Its been a few years since I’ve thinned them out and they are in desperate need of thinning.
I’m just not sure what I’m gonna do with all the “extra” I’ll end up with. Every time I thin them, I give many away.
I give them to family and friends. I send them to work with The Captain and the guys take some home to their wives to pretty up their house.
The original farm house site is where I found these. There were about a dozen. They had been abandoned for many years. I’m surprised they lasted with so many years of neglect.
But I dug them up and transplanted them in my flower bed. I have since dug them about 4 times. And I know I have given a thousand or more away. And this year I know I’ll end up with a couple of hundred to find new homes for, whether it be here on the farm or at a friends house. Notice I didn’t say family. They all run and hide when they see me digging the iris’. They have more than they need. It’s kinda like the basket of zucchini that mysteriously finds its way to a porch in the middle of the night.
I have dug up a small bed already, the ones shown above. It was a small iris bed that was in desperate need of digging. From it I gave away 170 iris’.
The next one is a huge iris bed. The last time I thinned it, I ended up with over 500 iris’ to give away.
So that’s another of the things getting accomplished here on the farm.
Fall is the time when things get done. It’s not too hot as in the throws of the Summer sun.
And it’s not too cold with the Winter winds.