This shot is of him a couple of days ago going over all the soil in the field garden except the 16' x 16' strawberry patch which is (finally) all set and ready for the season. One would think with all the moisture we've had this spring, the soil would be much more friable. Even the garden beds, in which the soil is really full of humus and better than the soil in the field garden, don't feel just right to me and I'm not getting as nice a seed bed as I usually do. It will be interesting to see if we get any significantly different harvest results this year.
The raised beds are getting gradually planted out. Not a lot to see yet but I'm hoping some seeds are doing their little sprouty thing down under the dirt.
The pumpkin patch in the foreground is ready and waiting to be planted. The last two pictures above were taken just a few minutes ago . . . in the rain. Yes, it's raining again. And the temp is only 49 degrees so I won't be planting any pumpkins or squash out there until it gets significantly warmer. That's the field garden including strawberry patch out beyond the bare pumpkin patch.
One more cold, wet spring when I started my tomato plants too early. Sigh. They're not yet as gangly and anemic looking as the ones last year ended up being before I could get them out, but I sure wish I had waited two weeks later than I did before starting them this year. I'm tempted to put them out under a cold frame and hope for the best. Gee-golly-whiz, I wish our temperatures would warm up! Unfortunately, the forecast is for more of this current weather all week long. Patience, Mama Pea, patience.