Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Working in the garden....Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!
Yes, that's right, today I have been out in the garden most of the day! The sun is shining....it is 80 degrees!!! The winds are a little rough out there...but I don't mind. It is NICE to be able to feel the dirt under my nails again. A few months ago, my brother came to visit, and brought me a BIG roll of this blue translucent plastic. It is like rubber almost, very thick. PERFECT for row covers! So I set out to get started..first I planted the potato's. Kennebeck. I love these because they store well. I was able to get 2 rows in...about 20 ft long each. Whew! As I was planting, one of the outside cats, Thomas,(My favorite, but don't tell the others) was lazing in the sun...watching me work. He saw a butterfly and decided to go on the hunt. I had to stop and watch him as he went into "hunting mode" Crouching in the grass, tail twitching back and forth, and once the butterfly landed, he pounced. LOL, I was laughing....even tho he missed the butterfly, he didn't give up, he chased it for a few minutes, then came back to me for praise. I just love this cat! Then I set out the 4 little Brussels sprout plants I bought. I know, 4 doesn't seem like a lot, however, it is just the 2 of us, and they freeze well. Once they were finished I started on the Peas. I went to the woods and picked out a few downed branches for row markers...dug them in deep and strung up baling twine to set the rows. Planted the peas, and then covered them with the blue plastic to keep the seed thieving chickens out. By the time I finished with all of that, it was time for a break! I sat back and re-hydrated, and just marveled at my work. Yes, I am excited to have at least this much planted. I was hoping to get the beets planted, however, I ran out of energy. Thunderstorms moving in tonight...so it might be a few days until I can get back in the garden. After a bit of a break, hubby and I worked on the front yard a bit more. Moved some more dirt...cleared out big rocks...and now we are done for the day. We got quite a bit done today...I feel pretty good.