Monday, March 23, 2009

We've got the fever!

Spring fever, that is! Actually, I came down with it back in January when the seed catalogues began pouring in. As you've read in a previous post, Bob built beautiful raised bed boxes back in February. We finally had garden dirt mix delivered a couple days ago. 15 cubic yards to be exact.... didn't look like much, 'til you're shoveling it into wheel barrows and moving it, load by load down the driveway and to the garden. Several blisters and many sore muscles later, Bob managed to fill all the beds! I helped a little, but Bob did 90% of the heavy lifting. My man always amazes me with his dedication to completing tasks and his willingness to work his butt off... literally! Some people might do this job over a series of days, not Bob. Once he starts there's not stopping him!

Before the beds could be filled, they were tilled and the grass shoveled out, which, hopefully, will cut down our weed production!

Beds filled with Garden Mix. Compost will be next. Planting to follow in a couple weeks.

We started seeds under grow lights on our breakfast table. Bob rigged up a frame to hold grow lights over seed trays.

Our first sprouts in only three days. Micro-greens! I see a tender salad in our very near future.

The Girls

Our pretty hens...

Such sweet girls and productive, too!