When I woke up the other morning, every muscle in my body was aching. Okay that might be stretching the truth a bit – but it sure felt like it. After a week of digging in my yard to start a garden I am feeling it! I even tackled it in small amounts – digging only 10 to 15 minutes at a time. I know I could have hired someone to do this with a tiller but the earth was calling to me and it’s just going to be a small garden this year.
This is me digging into that virgin earth.
My future son-in-law, Tom, is building the beds and the day he set aside to do this it rained most of the day. So at this point we had 2 beds completely built and 2 that needed the top layer of wood added along with some more digging. But look at the gorgeous black earth! One of the advantages of living in a 100+ year old house – they didn’t come through and remove all the top soil when this subdivision went in!
Memorial Day is official planting day in this area – finally safe to set your plants out without fear of an overnight frost. Did I mention it was 93° here one day last week? So on Sunday I prepared one of the beds for planting – added more dirt to raise the level, along with peat, compost, cow manure, and other good stuff for the soil.
More garden updates to follow.