This required a little help from the little people living in our house!
I wish I could say this task was done quickly, but I think we took at least 4 loads of rocks/weeds back to the ditch. Evan told me, "Mom, I love helping you when it means I'll get money." I guess his priorities are set, huh?
My wonderful hubby also put out my cold frame that he made me last year. I'm totally ready to get my seedlings growing in the basement out to this frame in the next month.
After he put out the cold frame, Brent rolled the lawn, and then Grace, Brent, and I spread out the chicken manure from the hen house in the garden. This proved to be a highly STINKY job. Seriously. I've never smelled worse. We were in the thick of it. I can't believe how much manure 23 chickens produce!
I had noticed earlier in the week that our neighbors have already planted their lettuce and peas, so I asked if Brent could till up the garden. First he told me to stop looking at what the neighbors are doing, and then he said ok.
I've never loved him more. Just look at that dirt getting moist and fluffy.
Literally about 3 minutes after this picture was taken, the tiller BROKE!!!! UGH! Are you kidding me?
So, we have piles of chicken manure all throughout the garden, ready to be tilled under. I am anxious to plant my peas and lettuce. My hands are itching to get in the dirt.
So, I weeded all the flower beds around the house, and moved some plants around, and noticed how big my irises are getting.
I just can't wait until they bloom. I'm tired of this pasty looking landscape, I'm ready for the flowers. Bring on the flowers!
So, today overall was a good day. We were outside all day, and Brent and I even got some red cheeks from the sun.
All the plants popping through the dirt are making me excited. Is Spring really here?