Monday, April 18, 2011
Another Productive Day
This morning the house was cold. Yesterday had been an usually long Sunday and I lacked the ambition to get a fire going in the wood stove. So I woke up this morning, made coffee, and cranked up the wood stove. Once the wife and son were up we loaded in a supply of firewood and had breakfast.
Then we set outside where the garden beds were waiting for us. They had been mulched, composted, and turned and all that was left was to put seeds in the ground. We've been patiently watching the weather forecast and putting off planting. Today was the day!
The hops were way ahead of us...
In the picture you can see last year's oregano still going strong in the foreground. Some of the herbs are in the pots under the tree. The CDs are hung up to deter the crows and other neighborhood birds.
Speaking of neighborhood birds, the chickens were also waiting for us this morning. Here they are scratching in the new grass just after being moved.
We did a few more chores around the yard. While we were out the mail came and along with it...
Before calling it a day we prepped some pinto beans for canning tomorrow.
Tomorrow's going to be another big day!