I came in from my workout as Michael was going outside to start the day's work. He suggested a shower, at this point, would be a waste of time and water.
The kids had Japanese - Michael and I got a couple of hours head start on the work.
While Michael put the new mower together, I gathered eggs and dandelions. Our first two crops at Wibbly Wobbly Acres. (Dandelion post to follow - sometime).
Michael was still in the garage - so I watered the plants in the greenhouse and raised beds. We have some lettuce coming up. The greenhouse continues to be my happiest place on earth. 90* today....
I have a dream for this plot of land, nice rows of FOOD, a wooden fence, an arched entryway, a bench in the garden... I asked Michael if it is crazy to think we could make a cultured garden out of this jungle. Everything we did last year has to be done again this year. The vegetation seems to be winning. He said, "It's a work in progress." I will remember these words.
|Don't all good gardening seasons begin with a lawnmower?|
Michael insists his back is feeling better. I believe it is. He is OUT of bed. He's working - carefully - but he's UP.
Alex cut down the grass under the fence so it will conduct electricity.
He also tilled a couple of rows. We have much more to go - but we got a thunderstorm at about 5:30 and called it a day.
I didn't get a photo of Stacia, she took the hedge trimmer to these big bushes near the garden fence. We are trying to cut back the moose food - take away her reasons to explore close to the garden. She has an acre or so of forest back there...nothing to see here. LOL
Papa's shadow is always a big help.
|He runs to find Papa and grabs MY water bottle.|
|Granna is making a gardening partner|
|Photo by Michael|
I am so proud of Arielle. She went on a MOPS hike this morning. It takes courage to walk into a group where you don't know anyone and ask to participate. She and Benny had fun and came back with a recommendation for our In Step Walking Group at church. Benny offered great moral encouragement as I mowed. Each time I turned towards him he waved big - then ran.
This area wasn't covered with the riding mower. It looks civilized for the evening.
The grass had been up to the first square on the greenhouse.
Tomorrow - we'll do more. It's o.k. we didn't get done what we'd hoped to get done.
I moved unnaturally on the elliptical and bike this morning. I moved naturally all afternoon and I ended up with over 5 hours of my heart rate in the "zone," over 16K steps, burned 3352 calories and the four of us did it together!
I love being outside with this tribe. It reinforced another one of our principles on our Choose Health journey (adopted from The Blue Zone Solution) - Family first. It was a great day of pulling together.