2010年5月1日土曜日

first garden before and after of the season

Yeah!!!

I have been looking forward to writing this post for so long. But rain and snow and rain and work and frost and festivals and just life in general has got in the way.

But today the stars aligned, the weather co-operated, the festival is finally over (and the post-festival festivities) we are between neighbourhood association events, we are strangely free of kid-oriented commitments, and the antiquated tiller was in a good mood so we headed out for a day of fun in the sun (and the sand and the soil and the slops and the sludge...):

Before, South.

Before, North. (Yes. There's an overlap. Unfortunately there's not two K's working out there...)

After, South. Tiller machine cameo.


After North.

Phew....

We pulled up hundreds of weeds, carefully pulled up roll after roll of last year's nasty black plastic, K tilled it, I transplanted about 30 selfsewn poppies from the veggie garden to the front flower beds (always good to have your opium crop on display, right?) dug up a whole lot of fiddlehead fern corms growing where we don't want them, dug in leaf mulch and chicken manure and finally planted the first 20 cabbages and 10 rainbow silverbeet seedlings of the season.

Yeah!! It really felt like we got the season off to a great start and it's only day one of the holidays.

And the girls?


That's them running inside for dinner at 7:00. A bit late for dinner but hey, it was the first day playing outside all day of the season.

And it's only day one of the holidays, right?

3 件のコメント:

Semsavblanc さんのコメント...

Awww. It reminds me of all the little plots we saw from the train, travelling all over Japan. It looks like a wonderful day for it. No more snow then?

Gaijin Wife さんのコメント...

Wow! Busy busy. While work outside with two hubs would be appreciated I think I would slit my own wrists if I had two of my hubs inside, supervising bathtime, doing overtime and both sneaking off to pachinko. God, the stress.

Hope you and your lot have a good rest of Golden Week!!

Japan Mama さんのコメント...

phew, just looking at your photos makes me tired. And I see the logs are gone from the lawn too :)