And now we can take a little break. We had a good rain last night that settled in the new plants and seeds. So far we've planted potatoes, carrots, onions, beets, peas, radishes, lettuce, cabbages, broccoli and strawberries. It is so rewarding to see the gardens taking shape.
Yesterday we also worked on one of the larger flowerbeds, cleaning it out and mulching, then planting some new flowers. That bed was in very poor soil originally but it is slowly building up and iris seem to love it. It's still a very dry spot, however.
Our young fruit trees are thriving--these were also planted in a place where the soil wasn't the best, but we planted with lots of manure and good dirt and now they're blooming and sturdy and settled in.
It takes time for a place to develop, doesn't it? I've been here 40 years or more, and it's constantly changing. At one time we had fences and a barnlot for goats, milk cows, horses, and a pigpen even more recently. There was a turkey building until this year when we finally pulled it down, and once we have many rabbit hutches too. On the hill we grew fields of tobacco and sorghum (for molasses) and put up hay. Now we grow our gardens and fruits, raise our chickens and honeybees and that is enough.
Today is break day. We're both sore and worn out from the last three days, and we've earned some rest I think. The rain last night assured that we'd stay out of the gardens and that's a good thing because I am sure we'd have been right back out there this morning.
So tell me, are you also busy with gardens, or is it too cold still in your area?
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