I can’t even believe how excited I am to have a garden again this year! I have been feeling guilty about that garden spot growing into a grassy part of the yard for 10 years. When we moved in 12 years ago one of the first things I wanted to do was find a garden spot. I found it and Mitch brought home a tiller so we dug it up. I planted, it grew, the summer was totally dry and a lot of the stuff was eaten by crickets. We did get lots of cucumbers and beans. I was disappointed, but wanted to keep it up. Then I became pregnant and any outdoor activity seemed way beyond my energy level, so the garden went to the bugs! Every year it seemed a little more work than I had time for especially with a little one. Then our tiller quit working and that seemed like the perfect excuse not to continue with worrying about having a garden. I gave up! Plain and simple. I had grand ideas of what I wanted to do, but lacked the drive to work for it. Ugh!
Well now I am a changed woman and I don’t have babies anymore. Even though I call the two hoodlums babies, they are actually toddlers and can keep themselves busy in the yard just fine.
I was out tilling tonight and every turn I make in that dirt just makes me smile! The smell of freshly turned soil is so relaxing. Even with a big rear-tine tiller jarring my arms back and forth through rough rooted grass land. I am in heaven and can’t wait to get back out there tomorrow. Hopefully we can get some mounds and rows completed and get some seeds in the ground.