Yesterday’s sunny afternoon allowed us to get in some work on the vegetable garden. One corner was planted a while back, but the rest of it needed to get cleaned up, weeded, and blended with composted manure.
Ed turns up the soil, carefully avoiding the area I’ve already planted (while I reminded him repeatedly).
Nathaniel was kind enough to bring the manure from Ed’s parents’ house to our house in his truck. He traded the trucking for a haircut, and I was happy to trade.
Then he helped out by shoveling the manure into a wheelbarrow with Ed and the boys took turns carting it into the garden.
I took a turn carting the heavy manure into the garden when Jonathan came to visit (in the Mustang in the background) and offered to take a picture of me.
Oops! The wheelbarrow dumped to the side, but it landed in the garden so I still consider it a success. After that, the boys wouldn’t let me cart it anymore, and I was happy to go back to my role as photographer.
Some of the manure remains in the driveway, waiting to be added to the flower gardens later in the week. How do you amend your soil?