Sometimes, Gardening is Ugly
I ran into a dilemma as I considered including photos of myself on this blog. You see, I almost NEVER look good when I garden. In this picture, I hadn’t showered for two days. Why shower and put on cute clothes when you’re about to go spread manure around?
Typically, I wear a bandana to keep my hair back (hence my icon girl), but today was really sunny and a bit cold. So I swapped my normal head-wear for this ski cap. I didn’t purposely mix a purple shirt, grey pants with an orange stripe, and green gloves–that kind of fashion is just a gift!
Another ugly part of gardening–compost. Today I went to Wal-Mart to buy some for my gardens. I bought 9 bags of steer manure compost, and 3 bags of chicken manure compost. It cost about $20. I don’t think I’ll need to spend any more (cheers are heard in the background).
I tilled the beds with my pitchfork, revealing a HUGE colony of earthworms. I can’t explain it, since the entire strip of ground under my gardens is covered in weed mat. But earthworms I have–my son was in heaven playing with “wormie,” who is apparently his new best friend.
Tomorrow I will plant my peas. I can’t wait! Happy gardening!