Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Garden and a new gun

I spent most of the weekend working but managed to get 90% of the garden set. I have to fill my pots for the pepper plants and plant some radishes, otherwise it's sit back and watch it grow.
I need more cages but for now all the tomato plants are supported with 6 foot stakes (post picture activity). I'm salivating about the number of tomatoes I might get this year.
The little garden doesn't have anything large in it this year, most of the stuff I can get 2, maybe 3 plantings.

We planted  double to triple the amount of veggies from last year. Corn, bush beans, zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers, lettuce, beets, peppers, radishes, onions, tomatoes, watermelon, and I might even drop in some potatoes. The blueberry bushes survived the first winter but I'm not expecting any fruit this year. We slacked a little on the water but they are recovering and we might drop another couple bushes in. The rain barrels will be empty in a few days unless we get some moisture, but the yard is really green and the tree's are happy.

I've been hunting for an AR pistol for a while, but not willing to pay the silly amounts people wanted during the peak panic period. This is a bushmaster Carbon-15 in 5.56. Carbon fiber, 3.5lbs total weight and it's shorter overall than the standard AR pistol. It's going to be loud but it will fit and conceal in just about any backpack. My eberlestock pack has a rifle sheath but it's not always practical to have a full size weapon.

We are taking the BBQ group out shooting tonight with the special forces guys training several people that are starting from scratch on shooting skills. I'm bringing my new toy and my XDM and maybe my full size AR. It should be fun, about 14 people attending the shoot.

Sunday we are hosting the BBQ group for a real BBQ so I have a lot of work to do this week getting all the food ready. I have to work all weekend so everything will be done in advance. Happy Tuesday!