Lots of progress made today!
Apr 17, 2012
We did a lot of work for the garden today. We bought our compost/dirt mix from a nice place down the road. They delivered it and it looks wonderful. A nice blend of 20 year old compost of sawdust and horse manure. My vegies should love that. We bought extra to spread around the other planting areas.
Sam bought a lot more wood and wire to build 5 more raised beds. Each the same size 8 feet by 4 feet and 1 foot deep. We installed a hose for the top deck to be able to sprinkle the flowers and container garden with a fresh supply of well water. Sam was concerned about me carrying wobbly bowls outside with Ava. I guess we looked pretty ridiculous pouring from heavy, wobbly bowls and then me enlisting the help of a one year old to bring them back inside for me.
Sam worked on the new tractor a bit. He installed a front loader onto the machine to be able to pick up big piles of dirt and bring them to the beds. The hill we live on is pretty steep. We bought a hoe, spade, sledgehammer...oh just all kinds of things.
We have spent quite a bit on this garden...there is no going back from here now. On another note, we completely wiped out the lettuce I grew. It was delcious. Absolutely buttery and soft. Flavorful without being bitter or earthy. It was the Rocky Top lettuce mix from Baker's creek Heirloom seeds and I highly recommend you try it. Delish. I am planting more in the new beds.