April 19th, 2010


Mess up big.

This weekend was fun and busy. We've been counting on this rototiller from my neighbors that we used last year, but it was in need of servicing before we use it this year. We've been waiting for it to come back, but the weekends are flying by and we are itching to plant some things and get the beds prepped and filled. So Jeff just started manually tilling just the areas we needed and put the beds together. We've still got a few to go- today I'll likely go out there and till up some earth before he gets home from work. We also re-potted some of our seedlings- some of them had started to suffer! I'm really such a newbie, each step is such a learning experience for me.

We are just learning and making mistakes, so we've got to be flexible. The mistake we've made this time is that we only eyeballed how the raised beds would fit... now, because of the space we need for the greenhouse and the walkway we're looking at having to move the beds about 3 feet towards the house- that last row of 5 raised beds would be touching the greenhouse if they are 8 feet long not allowing for a walkway to the chicken coop. Lovely. I doubt we'll actually move all of them, seeing as how they are all partially filled with dirt and staked into the ground (and one is even planted up with garlic)... it's just not going to happen. So. What do we do?

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Quote of the day:
"Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)