Saturday, May 15, 2010

Out Back

Out back is where my garden, my blueberries, my little dusty crowded shop, and my aquaculture projects are located.

Outback is where I can be found whenever time allows.
A casual observer might walk away with the impression that I'm not doing anything when I'm outback, as a lot of thinking and planning goes on between flurries of activity.

If you arrive in an interflurry period, you could get the impression that I was just walking around out back ... "piddlin", as my Dad would say.

It might seem as if nothing was being done ... but if the observer was a little more observant ... they might notice ...

... that a bunch of iris have apparently divided and repotted themselves.
And the livestock tank has moved, refilled itself, and is now sporting turtles and fish.

Also, coontie plants are digging themselves out of the coontie nursery and migrating to the front yard landscape.

It's a goldarn miracle.

One might notice that a caterpillar has moved from the garden to the nearby woods.

Also, the young tulip poplar trees from last summer's GA vacation have lept from the deer fenced garden plot and in to new pots.
In their place, red and white sweet corn has planted itself and is knee high. The corn seems to have weeded itself too, but must have gotten interrupted since only half of the plot is hoed.
Corn is easily distracted ... apparently they dropped the hoe and went off to look at something.

The more than casual observer may have noticed that Laya's growing chicks have been teleporting their food and water through the wire of their cage and into their bowls.

And, if the now less than casual observer were to walk around behind the retired 1982 GMC Truck, he or she might catch the recirculating aquaculture system replumbing itself and preparing to go online.
... just a few things you might notice if you looked a little closer at the guy out back.


Pablo said...

It is amazing, isn't it, how so much stuff gets done all by itself. And it's mysterious how no one ever notices how it manages to do so all by itself.

Keep "piddlin." It's an honorable occupation!

threecollie said...

Wish my stuff did itself. lol You sure have been busy!

Dani said...

You have been a busy little bee!!

The Florida Blogger said...

Piddlin is what I do best!

ImagineMel said...

LOL! Did someone accuse you of being lazy?? Poor thing.

robin andrea said...

Actually, FC, I suspected as much.

edifice rex said...

I just can't help but think it's kinda funny you pampering that tulip tree like that. The freakin' things are rampant here and anytime I want to make new garden space or anything I end up chopping bunches of those things. They are seriously like weeds. But they are pretty when they get big and have a pretty bloom.

cndymkr / jean said...

I know I should be amazed at how much work you do but the size of the chickens is distracting me. They have gotten so big.

swamp4me said...

I piddle, therefore I am.
And I'm with edifice rex on the tulip tree -- want me to send you some?

tai haku said...

Liriodendron seedling looks really good! I'm pretty surprised how pretty your baby sliders look even though they're getting pretty big. Most of the species we get to see over here get kind of drab by that size. Any chance we can have some coontie progress pictures sometime?

kathy a. said...

wow, lots of news!

Floridacracker said...

Today, the formerly distracted corn hoed it's own rows and is now pretty weed free. Flounder gave himself a bath also. The aquaculture tank sprouted a partial roof structure all by itself too even as the first blueberries of the season lept from the bushes and into a bowl which then transported itself to the kitchen.
The grill cooked hamburgers and hotdogs all by itself too.

Just plain magical.

Thunder Dave said...

Just a few projects going on there!
Hopefully our big project down there will be starting very soon!

Floridagirl said...

Wish things in my garden would get done all by themselves. ; ) Love your photo of the iris and the turtle. You have a very interesting "outback."

Doug Taron said...

Nice self portrait photograph that the larva shot. I believe it's an American Painted Lady (Vanessa virginiensis).

Floridacracker said...

Looking forward to that startup!

Oh it's interesting all right. LOL! The deer were interested in my garden tonight.

Thanks for the ID!