Today was one of those very busy days physically, and the best way to describe it is how my grandmother would have put it:
My rear end is dragging.
And that is an understatement!
I am determined to put in a vegetable garden this year - it has been about four years since I have had one.
I have two raised beds that I use for them - I put what I want in one of them, and my husband decides what he wants to put in the other one.
I probably should have taken "before" and "after" photos - the weeds and dried leaves and pine needles were atrocious after all that time.
And I know where I got that poison ivy a few weeks back.
There it was in it's very "new growth" form - running along the edge of the raised bed.
I gave it a wide berth today and decided that that garden was not the one I was going use.
Any way - all the weeds have been evicted from both gardens, they were both turned and composted manure was added to them.
Tilling them with a rake and then smoothing them out was the final step.
We had to remove several large branches from some old pines that were creating quite a shade cover since the last time we planted.
Our area of New England is considered "frost-free" as of 5/31, so we will hold off on the planting for a bit.
But we can certainly go shopping for our plants - I can't wait!