We now have a garden.
On Friday morning, we drove with the trailer to a local business and bought top soil for the raised bed in our backyard.
Besides the soil, we bought seeds. And I got a couple of pair of new gardening gloves.
Back at home, we looked at the big pile of dirt—about three cubic yards of it—and started shoveling.
We filled bucket after bucket and slowly but surely filled up the bed, including the two end spaces.
My gloves helped to protect my hands while shoveling, but they got pretty dirty because I also used them to spread the dirt and dissolve the big clods of soil.
Our muscles were quite sore after all the shoveling, bending and lifting, but we were excited to finally have the makings of a garden.
And it felt so good to be outside and be busy with physically hard but soul-satisfying work.
On Saturday, I planted sweet onions, red onions, two kinds of lettuce, carrots, broccoli, cucumbers, and radishes. As it grows warmer, we’ll plant some other vegetables.
I’m looking forward to seeing what grows and what doesn’t. We’re keeping records so we can learn about what works and what doesn’t.
What we’re really looking forward to the taste of fresh lettuce and onions and other good things.
On another note, I am going to have to take a short break from blogging because of computer issues.
Both Larry and I fell behind in operating systems, and it reaches a critical point on April 8.
Long story short, we ordered new computers. Mine is supposed to arrive on Wednesday.
Until I set it up and gain an understanding of the new operating system, I won’t be able to be online for blogging as easily as I was. So I will probably be absent until at least the end of this week.
I will try to keep up with other blogs as much as possible with my phone, but it’s harder to leave comments using the phone.
Just know that I’m thinking about you and will be back as soon as possible.