Thursday, March 12, 2009
The warm weather recently was a very welcome change. Mandi and I made the most of the warm temps. We rode a ton but more importantly got a jump start on the garden.
We have some spinach and lettuce started in our cold frame. The spinach was in the box all winter relaxing. We started the lettuce indoors a few weeks ago to let it mature enough for it to with stand the cold temperatures outdoors. We got us a nice plastic barrel to make a rain barrel out of. Checked that one off the list yesterday. Also have been busy double digging a new garden in the front yard soon to be followed a new garden in the side yard. As soon as I find some more free lumber I will be making several more raised beds in the back yard. Now all we need is some more manure and compost to add some nutrients to our dirt and will be ready to grow some mondo big vegetable.
Mandi and I are both spending and are going to spend a lot of time in the garden this year. Learning and putting into practice a valuable skill set that I believe will become even more valuable in the up coming hard times.