So far this month has been full of failed plans in all sorts of unexpected ways. Too many changes of plans for me to be able to think clearly. So this lead me to scramble to get the garden filled before May 16th so I am ahead of last year. After trying to get a load of dirt each day last week and only finding 2 sunny days, I thought Saturday we could try for 10! Ha! Then I had a planned and forgotten breakfast and my high hopes diminished to 4 yards... and then it was raining and I was happy for 2.
This lead me to think it was a good idea to get a truck load of soil Wednesday. At lunch it was glorious and sunny, birds chirping and bees singing(?)
Travis wanted to work on the beam(almost done!!) So I said to just fill the truck on his way home and I would unload it.
I got home and the sky looked like this:
And then the lightening
As I stood shaking my fist at the sky & cursing under my breath I looked toward the windows where Travis was working inside, hoping he would feel pity and come save me. I was in a position in the truck bed, that is exactly in line with him standing on a ladder thru that window and he saw me.
He smiled and gives me a thumbs up!!
I gave him a finger up too, but he had already gone back to work.
And then the hail started again. And more rain.
I did eventually finish and luckily Travis didn't take any pictures because I was one dirty mess.
Here is a little evolution of the garden in the last few weeks.
Below we have finished the hole we were digging and then the rain started to fill it. I am seeing a trend here...
Travis got a new pitch fork to help the clay drain. Along with adding drainage, he was plucking out rocks.
Like 3 more buckets of rocks.
Here we are after 1 yard is dumped. Oh boy, that's gonna need alot of filling in.
who knew dirt + rain = boot gobbling mud 6 inches deep. It looks so innocent in this photo.
Piles I made after unloading the dirt last night. I surely was not going to level it out after unloading in the rain. This is the 5th yard in the hole we dug. Only 5 more to go!
Here is the muddy path between the truck and the hole. This WAS the garden last year. It will be this year too as soon as we get there.
I had to interrupt Travis' work to help me clean up and put the fence back together. I was so done.
He wasn't happy coming out in the rain to hose out the truck
in his pj bottoms so he sprayed me whilst I made comments from inside the house.
And this is what is happening outside the fence:
and rocks getting washed on the sifter.
It is as much fun as you can imagine!
Hey--Don't laugh! At least I'm not trying to sort in to colors!
I will report back once I have something exciting to say!