Clearly, these are not photos of the garden – this is the Awesome Trail. Again. But hey – nice to celebrate a brief break in the clouds today to take the puppies for a walk and loosen up their stiffening muscles after yesterday’s hike.
But back to the garden. thanks to the most awesome Nicky and Brent, Simon picked up two truckloads of fabulous loamy soil and almost filled the first two raised beds. Tomorrow we’ll dump some manure in them and I’ll plant and sow seeds.
My contribution was relatively small. In between baking bread I went out with my trowel and pulled as many weeds and weed roots as I could while Simon shovelled dirt off the back of the truck. There’ll still be a lot of weeds to pull over the next couple of weeks, but we got some of them. But then I’ve often thought that gardening is essentially a euphemism for weeding.
No matter – we will be eating produce from our garden later this year. Yay! Bit by bit it’s coming together. Simon is working on the fencing as we speak.
I’m still torn about this place long-term. I suspect we will be here a long time. I don’t know if I am beginning to accept it or becoming resigned to it. No matter. I am also taking into account that along with a change of location in space, I underwent a huge life change – a relationship plus retirement. One change at a time is enough to stress anyone out – I have three to contend with.
Everything considered, I’m probably doing better than I give myself credit for. But it’s all coming along. I think.
After an experience like yesterday with Nicky in the big trees on a beautiful trail, it feels like it’s coming together. I have a strong sense that I am going to have more and more experiences like this.
Even better – tomorrow I am going to Nelson to visit Cathy and do nothing but gab for a while. Then off to the nursery and the greengrocer store. Fingers crossed I can get all the transplants and seeds that I want. When I get back it will be planting time. Double yay!