~Hard work makes a woman haggard and thin.~
~Gail Bailey 1910~
I started another part-time job...like I really need another one. But my dear friend Sam who died last month worked at the Princeton Post Office. It worked out that it would fit my schedule and it's usually only 1-2 days a month and when our Postmistress is on vacation. So, I've been training this week, hence a late post about our busy "gardening" weekend...two fun-filled days of gettin' down in the dirt!
|This was the size of my raised vegetable bed for the |
past two years. It was REALLY crowded.
|With Cowboy's help and approval, I laid out a plan. Cindy Sue seems to be very happy|
about the layout...Bella Jo and Abby obviously don't give a darn!
|Instrumental in the construction phase is My Man...what a sweet guy.|
But, he tends to like those home grown tomatoes ;~)
First drill the hole through the rail and then run a 2 1/2 foot length
of re-bar through to hold in place.
|Then with the handy-dandy lil' tractor, layer dirt and compost. Thank|
goodness for the tractor...we'd be lost without it!
|Set in more rails...layer more dirt...and then the rain moved in.|
|The next mornin' we finished the last section, and|
I planted, and then laid out the soaker hoses.
|The final touch...a fence to keep the critters out!|
Well, it works pretty good except for the dang sage rats.
I think that's who nipped off the leaves of some
of my peppers and my zucchini plant...grrrrrrr.
With that completed, it's off to the front yard.
|Last summer we put in the front deck, and My Man |
built the flower trough for me. We've finally gotten to good
enough weather to plant! So, I needed to get soil into
the trough and put in the bedding plants I had bought.
|Ahhhhh...things are starting to come together!|
Here is a link to the post from last summer showing what the front yard looked like before the deck and the new flower bed.
Well, after all that, My Man said I should go ride a horse...well, twist my arm!!!
|Come on Colt...let's ride!|