Friday, March 11, 2011

Horse Puckey!

Well, spring has come early to the Mile High city this year. Not sure how we escaped the "winter from hell" that the rest of you have been enjoying, but this has been one of the mildest on record. Only 2-3 snow storms with any meaningful accumulation, and a few cold spells. The Princess Kitty is grateful, and although it seems a harbinger of bad things to come (like global warming) I am thoroughly enjoying the weather in the 70's!

To tell the truth, I'm happier than a pig in shit! Not kidding... a nice fellow with a horse ranch posted an ad on Craigslist offering to deliver for a small fee, so I called him up, and $40 later was swimming in some of the best composted horse manure I've ever seen! I'm really thankful that it was composted as advertised... no smell at all... I think my neighbors are thankful too.

However, I fear that perhaps I may have slightly underestimated how much one pickup truck's worth would be. I was hoping to get enough to fill the compost bin, but the size of the load really surprised the crap out of me. But no worries, I wanted to add a few new plots to the garden anyhow!

I was hoping that the fellow would have the kind of truck that would just dump it, but instead we had to shovel. So with that and the fact that I've spent the past few days hauling and spreading and turning, and I must say... I'm thoroughly pooped!

It was my birthday, though... so I when people ask if I got anything good, I'll just tell them that everything I got was for shit. And if you think that March is too early to start your garden, I say horse puckey!

OK... I'm gonna quit now, before this post totally goes down the crapper. All and all it's been a moving experience...


  1. Happy Birthday!

    I think it is a great self - present!

  2. Yup... I gave myself a pile of shit for my birthday!

  3. Tres witty with a side of corn. Happy Birthday! Number 29 I suppose.


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