Saturday, 10 April 2021
And yet, another summer-like spring day! A balmy 23°C.
I woke up at 5:46 am wondering why. The sun wasn’t even up yet. I couldn’t get back to sleep so joined the rest of the early birds to usher in another gorgeous day.
I had a very productive day!
I finally finished my vegetable garden plan! Companion planting and researching how many plants per square foot took some time to figure out but is so worth it. I’ve added herbs and some flowers to deter pests. I was also able to fit my cut flower garden into the space. This will attract the pollinators which will help my veggies too.
Next was getting the outdoor waterworks turned on with two hoses hooked up for now. One was leaking after I put a nozzle on it. Figuring it was the nozzle, I tried two others, even went looking for washers thinking that might help when I realized the leak was coming from just under the brass end of the hose. I added “fix the hose” to my list, then moved on to cleaning the composter with a dripping hose. It looks brand new and has a new spot next to the soon-to-be veggie garden.
We got the lawn tractor going!!! Usually we have to take it apart every spring but this year, after charging the battery, it started like a charm!
And finally, I got back into the herb garden to finish digging the new portion. When I was done, I covered it with cardboard to keep the clay from drying out. It doesn’t take long for clay to dry and form hard clumps which is difficult to work with.
Next up is planning the herb garden. One portion will be tea herbs and the other will be medicinal herbs.
Who took it best? Canon or Pixel?
The sounds of today beginning with sunrise:
And ending with night: