James and I are both clearly itching to get back to work in the garden. Last night, on a whim, we raced out after dinner to tidy up as much of the garden as possible in preparation for tilling. We still had drip hose lines, T-posts, and sunflower stalks to clean up.
Yesterday, I finally stripped the last of the Hopi blue corn from their cobs. Next up, I'll grind it for blue cornmeal!
This morning, James is away, helping a friend move, but when I reviewed the quantity of things still to be done, I hustled outside as soon as Miss G went to sleep, leaving my trusty Assistant to watch her and JoJo. I managed to construct a "found materials" compost bin of half a hog panel, a gate, and a pallet. The winter's accumulation of leaves from the basement door is swept up and ready to decompose.
I also sorted out a pile of odds and ends that were abandoned at some urgent point in the winter. Wood went to the scrap lumber pile, t posts to their own piles, metal to a pile, and the tipped over stone bench was righted.
The burn barrel needs to be lighted, but I'm exhausted, so that will wait for another day. I need to finish my seed list, and I'm sure I'll find plenty of other garden-related tasks when Miss G goes back to sleep!
Until next time, remember, this is not paradise. It's Purgatry Ranch.