|Makes me giggle every time.|
What is a live stake you ask? Well, there are some plants that can be propagated using already existing branches. You just cut 'em and stick 'em in the ground, cut side down, making sure that it's in deep enough to have at least one bud under the soil. That's where it'll root. It's better to do the live staking early in the spring or late winter before the trees/shrubs leaf out. Turns out I did everything rights because those babies are haaaappy.
I think it's awesome.
I played in the dirt for several hours today, continuing the ongoing war against the weeds on my front lawn. (My strong opinions on lawns will be another post entirely.) The afternoon also involved harvesting more chicken crap compost and spreading it here and there to prep beds for planting, which I just can't wait for! I turned an old bookcase into a raised bed to maximize my growing space so that's ready for plants as well.
I now have dirt under my fingernails, stains on my knees, and the ladies have their crops full of worms. All's well in this homestead.