snakes and soil tests etc.
I had a lady come do a soil test on my yard and garden today. She was from the James River Basin Project. Violet had mentioned that they were doing free soil tests. As it turned out, they were interested in testing yards and educating folks on the dangers of overfertilizing and storm water run off. We don't fertilize or or use weed killer or anything on our lawn so I couldn't contribute much to their survey. She ended up taking two soil samples in my yard since it is fairly big for a city yard and obviously has different soil in each part. She also took a soil sample from my garden. I had to pay $10 for that but I was glad to get it. I'd never done one and was interested in how she did it. She just used a couple of garden tools like I own. She said she had an expensive tool that drilled into the soil but that the ground around here was so rocky that she mostly didn't bother to use it. LOL
My husband went out our our front door about thirty seconds ahead of me today and didn't close the door. When I got to the door a snake was coming into the house and started climbing up the wall. We just keep thinking about what if we hadn't seen him. I don't even like snakes outside. So...a word to the wise. Keep your doors shut!