We spent the last week babysitting my SIL’s Great Pyr puppy. 5 months old, about 50lbs, and all puppy. Now we went through that with Apollo, that’s fine. And we’d introduced our dogs to the pup prior and everyone seemed to get along. But once he’d actually been in our house for a few hours Arty decided pup was demon spawn and had to die. And so we ended up having to spend the entire week spending extra time and energy to manage the dogs that we’d not planned on. Things did get better, and by Monday night Arty was actually willing to play with the pup for a bit. Plus my SIL is a morning person, pup is used to being up and out by 6am, where we’re a 2nd shift household. My Husband takes the dogs out at 3am before he goes to bed, and for our dogs, even as pups, that means they’re plenty good till after I get up at 8am. Not pup, he STILL wanted to go out at 6am every day. Sigh. They picked him up yesterday (Tuesday). The entire household crashed for an all afternoon nap as soon as pup was gone…..
I’m thinking I’m going to go ahead and hill the potatoes again, but I’m not sure it’s not too late for the tallest plants, which are shooting for the sky at an insane rate. Especially since I’m not sure I’ll be able to do it before Friday thanks to the weather, which is predicted to be quite wet, and I have no desire to get soaked to the skin just to hill the potatoes again. Maybe I’ll just buy a bale of straw…..
Anyone know a good place to buy cheap garden hose fittings and cheap fittings for a 3/8 ID soaker hose? Preferably the sort of fittings to connect them to each other as well as standard ends? Locally it looks like Tractor Supply has the cheapest (plastic) garden hose fittings (replacement male/female ends for $1.99 each), though I’ve not checked Harbor Freight yet. But the fittings for the soaker hose seem to be a bit harder to come by, Home Depot has them in 2 packs for $3, and everyone else’s prices are quite a bit higher. No, I’ve not checked the plumbing fittings yet, that’s next. I’m currently just weaving the soaker hoses through the tires, but I’d really like to stop wasting water on watering the walkways, plus, in order to maximise use of the soaker hoses the hose going over the walkways is several inches up, which is a trip hazard. I’d really like to piece in a piece of regular hose, which I can dip down and have be less of a trip hazard. I’m looking at a minimum purchase of 7 of each piece, possibly as many as 15 if the price is right. Cheap is fine, plastic is fine, I’d rather not spend a fortune till I’m sure that the setup isn’t going to change.