Friday, February 17, 2017 – Finished “Plug” Shipment, Deer Scram, Limousine Ride, Hollyhocks
Sis. Johnson and I finished transplanting the last of the “Plug” shipment today. Every one of them has been planted into a 4” pot, labeled, watered and put on the benches in Greenhouses #1 & #2. We placed the tray holding twelve pots each on the benches as close together as possible. They filled seven benches. All together there were almost three thousand plugs delivered.
When we finished transplanting all of the plugs we had a little time before lunch so we headed down to the Jonathan Browning Home and Gunsmith. We spread “Deer Scram” around the Tulip flowerbeds again. It’s been a while since the last application. After a while rain, snow and wind wash it all away.
There was evidence all over the tulip beds of deer tracks and squirrel diggings. As far as I could tell there was only one bulb that had been dug up and eaten.
While we were at the Browning Gun we got to take a wagon ride. Today the teamsters were giving rides to all of the missionaries. But today the wagon was different. This time they hitched the horses to the wagon they call the “Limousine.”
After lunch we finished planting the last of the Hollyhocks we were working on last Wednesday when the shipment of plugs arrived. They’re all planted in their 4” pots like the plugs. The last thing on our list of jobs to do was to water all of the greenhouses and all of the transplants. Another fine day of work in the Illinois Nauvoo Mission.