Aren't we supposed to rest? Today I tackled the 8 yards of loam that we had delivered for my raised beds several weeks (maybe a monthish or so??) ago. I kept thinking that somone else would tackle it before me but that didn't happen. Someone else probably knew that I'd get tired of looking at the green tarp that kept the weeds from growing on it and would get a wild hair one day and move it. Today the wild hair struck and someone else wasn't home so I worked pretty much by myself. One more wheel barrel full and it'll be moved, then I just have to smooth it out. Phew, I'll be happy to drive down my driveway and not cringe when I see it. I wonder if someone else will notice when he gets home?
I took these pictures Thursday night, but haven't had a chance to blog them. I think gardening is another form of creativity. I know it doesn't take much skill to dig a hole and stick a plant in it, but it takes some sort of creativity to arrange the flowers so they look nice and grow pretty. Right now, my gardens don't look that nice. No garden does in it's first year really. Right now I have some purple and yellow iris' blooming, and this pretty purple salvia. My peonies are goingto bloom soon, which I am surprised since I just moved them to these beds last fall.
I thought I'd share my vegetable gardens with you. Someone else, being the wonderful husband that he is - built the raised beds for me. I'm pretty happy with them. Pictured above are the peas that the boy (that's almost as tall as me and wore my old sneakers today - size 9) planted. they're growing with leaps and bounds. He's looking forward to getting some peas for dinner - though I think it'll be a few weeks before that happens.
Daikon....notice the green tarp in the background?? It's now folded up and waiting to be put away and the dirt now fills the spot in our lawn that became a lake when we got heavy rain.
greenpeppers. chile peppers. banana peppers.
Someone else got a new toy on Thursday. If it keeps the lawn mowed and not 2 feet high I'll be happy. If not it's going back. (yes he reads the blog ;-) but some how I don't think he'll take that seriously. How the heck am I gonna get it back to Sears?
tomatoes. heirloom tomatoes. Can't. wait. for them.
Cucumbers, tomatillo and cherry tomatoes.
Yesterday I went with the 4th Grade to the Gray Animal Park. They had three baby moose that had been abandoned for some reason, I'm not sure if they are triplets but they were really cute. They seemed pretty interested in people.
the painted turtles were pretty cute, the little one was having a ride on the big one....
After a busy day yesterday we drove home across the bridge last night and stopped for a minute to admire the beautiful sky and how calm the river was.
I hoping to get some crafting in tonight. I've been inspired by a friend that made some inchies and posted them on her blog this week...it might be the fast and easy that inspired me - but it could also be the catch phrase of saving and USING up all those little scraps of everything I save.....hmmm...gotta get the boy off to bed so I can get started! Ta Ta for now and thanks for visiting.