Ticks

Getting a little tired of these fucking ticks. I found another one on the inside of my left knee. I yanked it out, but it is sort of painful where it was, maybe I didn’t get all of it, I don’t know, not like I can really see the location even with a mirror. I put some antiseptic spray on the spot. Oh well, who gives a shit anyway, I sure don’t. Not like I can even afford the co-pay of a doctor visit, so fuck it.

Update: Well, seeing as I can’t see the spot inside my knee, I took a photo with my phone. Looks like the reason it’s a bit sore, is because when I pulled the little fucker out, I pulled a small chunk of skin along with it. At least that’s what it looks like.

I Don’t Get It…

I don’t get it, most the apple trees that should be blossoming don’t have any blossoms, maybe a couple is all. The leaves all look very healthy, but no blossoms are even starting, nothing. Now the cherry and pear trees are doing very well and blossoming. A couple of the old scraggly apple trees have blossoms, but that’s it.

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

Pear Blossoms

Apple Blossoms

Apple Blossoms

Big Land Clearing Done

Mowing for the day, and hopefully for a few days. I did some pretty extensive clearing of weeds around the orchard today, can get to just about all the apple trees without getting into tall weedy tick land. The only areas I didn’t get cleaned/cleared up is where there are tree limbs and the land is just too rough. What paths that a left are all twice as wide as they were, so that makes it nicer walking. Well that’s done, now to see if I bother to keep it up.
The apple trees themselves are just about to burst into bloom, any day now. The cherry and pear are starting to blossom now.
I took some photos with my phone as I was mowing and after I was done.

Side Yard with Apple Orchard

Part of Apple Orchard

Incoming Storm

Path

Pano of Back Yard

Pano of Side Yard with Apple Orchard

Cherry Blossoms Just Starting

Part of Apple Orchard

Another Day Of Mowing

I don’t really enjoy doing this much mowing all at one time, but it needs to be done I guess. I got the back half of the orchard done yesterday, so today the front half, but the front main lawn needs doing as does the fenced in area. At least once it’s done, I wont have to do so much next time. I’m widening all the paths to twice the width and clearing some areas. This is to help keep the ticks down. I’ve read that once the taller grasses are mowed down, and the cuttings die, so do the ticks.
It’s going to be a long dirty day, but either way, not much else I can do, so I might as well get it done.

People

Went grocery shopping this morning, now I’m completely broke because of my fuckup with being overdrawn. Anyway, people…the people around here is one of the nice things about living here, the people. Stop to get gas, someone strikes up a conversation. In line to pay for groceries, someone strikes up a conversation. This happens just about every where you might go around here, just plain old nice people. One of the things I didn’t like about living down state was the people, too many are stuckup assholes.
I’m going to try and get some work done around the property today, but it looks like I might be dodging rain showers and/or thunderstorms. To do this, I had to fill a couple gas cans today, and that didn’t help with my finances, but I had zero gas, so I had to get it.