Oh, that weekend weather

We had it all planned out.

We knew exactly what were we going to plant where.

We had our garden clothes prepped, our pain medication at hand, and our garden tools at the ready.

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A Not-Quite-Tacit Tuesday

In our somewhat silly take on the “Wordless Wednesday” theme — where one blogs pictures instead of words — and also, because it’s Tuesday and not Wednesday and “Wordless Tuesday” just doesn’t sound all that great — we’re offering up a few shots of our garden-ready yard and environs. Last weekend we completed the final round of clean-up. We finally mowed the yard (much to the dismay of our allergies), we tilled and put down new soil in most of the beds (the extra-long bed for beans remains, but that’s a separate project altogether), and we planted some lettuce/greens and radishes (but everything still looks like dirt now, so no need to record that for posterity). Our peas are looking quite lovely, in an among all that too. Here’s a few quick shots of how things look. Continue reading

The little peas-periment

While the weekend before last might have been a showstopper, this past weekend was nothing to sneeze about…unless you have allergies. In which case…sorry. Necessary medication aside, it was a good time to get back out in the yard to finish all the clean-up work. Namely, cleaning out the beds of most of the leaves from last fall and checking out the state of the soil. While it looks like we’ll have to invest in a few bags of new soil, all in all, we’re pretty much ready to go. Now all we need is a couple weeks worth of above 60-degree daytime temps. Looking at the extended forecast, things are looking promising.

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