Getting the garden in bit by bit
Got a few more things planted yesterday, but still have two full beds and the long side fence bed yet to plant. I've got grand plans this spring and summer for the garden and yard but fear the time I actually have to accomplish them may argue otherwise. So, sleep less and work longer, that'll do. Still, I wonder if I've bitten off a little more than I can chew for the summer.
The compost bins are full to the brim, so I think I'll put together a vermiculture bin or two to take some of the succeeding organic matter we produce. A vermiculture bin is just a $5 word for worm bin, where a whole lot of red worms eat the organic matter you give them, in a hopefully faster and more efficient manner than a compost pile sitting in the corner of the yard just doing its thing naturally.
It feels good to get dirt under the fingernails again. It even feels good to pull a few weeds (the ones I don't purposefully let grow for the table) and pick a few stones from the garden beds (I keep hoping to find an old coin or ring or other small treasure, although I suppose stones and weeds are treasures in their own right). My day job offers me the chance to occasionally get some good fish slime on my hands too, as I weigh and measure salmon, trout and other fish anglers bring in from the big lake. Dirty fingernails mixed with a little fish blood and slime, that's how a man's hands ought to look and smell if you ask me.
Sidenote: Gave some small assistance to a fellow yesterday as he landed the biggest fish he'd ever caught, a 27 lb. carp. Sure, it wasn't a big salmon or some other glamour sport fish, but it was big and beautiful and a helluva lot of fun to watch as he battled it. He was very happy, and after we weighted and measured it he released it back into the water. I congratulated him as we shook slimy hands. It was a fun moment.
It was raining pretty good just a little while ago and I was thinking it'd be nice to take a brief nap after posting this entry. Long day already as my work shift started at 5:00am...could use a cat nap. But now the rain has suddenly stopped and I feel like I should take advantage of it. So, back out to work on those garden beds and set some onions.