We've been blessed with sunshine the last couple of days. The temperature during the day is still staying only in the high 40s or low 50s, but the wonderful sunshine makes all the difference in the world.
Today we prepared the Upper Garden for some of the new strawberry plants. The Upper Garden was formerly known as the Pumpkin Patch, but had to be renamed as it is now going to be permanently planted in asparagus and strawberries. I wanted to call it the Asparaberry Patch or maybe the Strawagus Patch, but my better half decided it would be the Upper Garden. (Sometimes he's just no fun at all.)
For a long time now, I've been studiously trying to avoid a rather large rock in the Upper Garden which lurks not far under the soil. Today Papa Pea decided it had to go, and he was going to dig it out.
It turned out to be too big to dig out (unless we rented a good-sized backhoe), so he broke it up with a sledge and special chisel-type tool for . . . well, busting up big rocks. As of this afternoon, that rock will haunt us no more. (Methinks the man just searches for hard jobs.)
Got 50 of the strawberry plants settled in their new home, roots tucked in, a good drink of water applied and given instructions to (pretty please) grow into healthy, lush plants. Now only 150 more to go. (Would this be a good time for me to go on a trip? Away from home? Maybe until the strawberry plants have magically planted themselves?) If my back and knees recover, we'll return to the planting tomorrow. The rest of them will go in three long rows within the Field Garden.
Sunshine is forecast through this coming Sunday so I'll be spending as much time in the garden as I can.
A great way to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend as far as I'm concerned. Hope your holiday is great however you choose to spend it!
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