It was garden day!
Got the raised bed built, although not as tall as I wanted it. When I realized that it took 20 wheelbarrow-fulls of wet soil and 5 bags of manure to fill the 16″ high box … well, that was tall enough. It’s bigger that it looks in the pic – it’s twelve feet long. Honestly, the tall beds were planned because I’m lazy – I don’t like to stoop over. I guess no one really does. Anyhow, I’ll be stooping. Summer Squash, Zucchini, Danvers Carrots, Basil. Chives, Leaf Lettuce, Iceberg Lettuce, Watermelon, Tomatoes. Oh, we’re gonna have a grand old time eating later this Summer and Fall.
Also, I planted some perennials and five of my favorite spruces! I call the babies “The Three Sisters” The Old Crank Down the Street thinks I’m nuts for planting my perennials before the house is even down. Even though they are clearly way far back from the house – not in the way at all. “Don’t you have something more productive to do that planting flowers and trees,” he asks. The electric is not in yet, so I really can’t get to the house until that’s done. Told him that. He kept complaining. Finally, I told him there was something to be said for enjoying yourself. “Well, you ought to be taking out those windows. Why don’t you take out those windows?” My answer was simple. “Because I don’t want to.”
On the upside … it’s looking awfully nice around the old sheddycabin!