Today was an extremely long day. The sun has been intense, the labor intense, the weeding intense…geez! I’m exhausted.
While Noah watched Simone for us, Dom, Gina and I went to work sheet mulching. Okay, well, mostly it was Gina and Dom, since I was circulating from watering trees and seedlings, to weeding and also helping them with the garden beds.
As of today, eight long garden beds have been laid.
Tomorrow we have a lot to plant:
- 8 new crab apple trees for the chicken pasture
- 2 Sea Buckthorn
- 2 Elderberry
- 2 Lilac
- Lots and lots of huckleberries
We’ll also be setting out a bunch of tomato plants to harden off on the front porch. The nice thing about the front porch is that the sun is blazing on it for a few hours before the sun sets, which warms the bricks and then gently radiates heat through the night.
The compost heap originally extended all the way out beyond the tarps onto the gravel. We’re trying to be sparing with the compost since we still have a lot more to plant.