Friday, April 18, 2008

Who turned on the heat?

As is typical here in Virginia, we go from 40's and 50's to high 70's and 80's almost overnight. Today's high is expected to each 85, that is pretty dang warm for April!

Gray and I went and hauled another 20 bags of soil today. Then we planted the side garden, all but the sweet potatoes which won't be ready until mid May. Ryan finished the berry patch, and I hope we get lots of berries, although we know the first year isn't the best. We have a ton of strawberries, three blueberry bushes, raspberries and blackberries. They will come back each year, so we will be enjoying them for years to come. The main garden is still a work in progress. I am hoping we can move a bunch of the soil into the lower garden today so that i can till and plant it next week. the upper garden still needs to be turned a lot, it has probably not been moved about since the house was built over 30 years ago! We also need to build the trellis, which should be a simple bunch of two by fours, although sinking them into the soil might be tricky. Worse comes to worse, I can grow the beans and tomatoes in cages, although the end result will not be as plentiful.

So much to do, but we are making headway. Now if I could figure out a way to do all of this all day, keep the house clean and get my work done, now that is quite the feat!

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