I was really looking forward to another beautiful day of sunshine and warm weather. I got warm... ish. The sun stayed hidden all day. Boo!
But today was scheduled to be Garden Day, and that could be done without the sun. I got Bill up early and got the grocery shopping out of the way (alooooooone!) and then he went off to get the materials for Phase One.
We did raised beds last year, and really liked them, but they were a bit shallow. So, earlier, Bill had just stacked them on top of each other to make one deep one. We needed more space than that, though. He had a plan.
It involved these...
30 cinder blocks. Since he knew what his plan was, he was in charge of setting them up. That meant *I* was in charge of getting the blocks to him. I wanted to... honestly. I was looking forward to some good, heavy lifting. The girls took turns carrying one block at a time to him on a dolly, and I carried about half of them on my own.
After they were laid out, Bill went back out to get Phase Two... the dirt.
40 bags. 40 lbs each. Actually, quite a few of them were saturated from last week's rain and were pure mud. So they weighed more than 40 lbs. The girls took maybe 6 on their dolly before they got too into getting the dirt/mud out of the bags. So I carried the majority of 1600 pounds of dirt by myself.
Needless to say, I am worn out now. And I know I'll be stiff and sore tomorrow, but it was worth it. We didn't plant today.... like I said, many of the bags were just mud, so we need to let it dry out a little bit. And we were tired. =)
Isabelle is my garden girl. She loves it. Last summer she would go out and check the plants and if there was a teeny tiny tomato on the vine, she'd welcome it to the garden. I think she just really likes to get dirty and it's a good excuse to do so. =)
Bill loves that he has a little "farmhand." Of course, trying to get the girls to eat dirt isn't going to get him an awful lot of help. ;)
Sore muscles.... dirty hands... dirty clothes....
Not a very restful day, for sure. But a good day. A really good weekend. =)