Today, I am linking up with the William Morris Project over at Pancakes and French Fries. Check it out and get inspired!
The biggest, fattest project on my spring to-do list was to get my garden plot ready.
And amazingly, I did it!!
Here is what the plot looked like 2 weeks ago:
And here is what the plot looks like after 7 days of tilling, digging, weeding, muscle-pulling, ice-applying and raking:
At first, I was going to apply an herbicide to the grass, but in the end I decided I would still have to pull the dead grass out so why not spare my soil the poison?
I still have some pathways to finish, and more than once I have stopped to ask myself, “What the heck am I thinking??”
My garden is gargantuan, and I am wondering how on earth I will keep up with it…
…but I wouldn’t have it any other way!
I’m so glad that I saved the plastic borders that used to line my garden at our former home. They have sat dormant in the garage through two summers and now they are finally getting put back to use.
I am also grateful for the local recycling center that offers premium mulch for a ridiculously amazing price of $3 a TRUCKLOAD!!!
(I still need about 4 more truckloads.)
As with every home improvement project here, I usually discover something unpleasant:
I’m pretty sure this isn’t a human skull. But then again, what barbarian buries their dog a mere six inches underground??
I also found a quarter from 1983.
Hopefully, by next week I shall have plants in the ground and mulch everywhere.
And then hopefully stuff will grow.