Well friends, it has certainly been awhile since I spoke with you. The past month has been a whirlwind of traveling and assisting both of our families through surgery recoveries.
Not to mention that sometimes there is myself to think of too. With that in mind, last week culminated with a big decision, a step in a new direction, and for those closest to me- a sigh of relief.
I was pleased and amused that my fresh start coincided with several days of beautiful spring weather, as if my life's events were planned out by some playwright in the sky, perfectly coordinating the scene and background with the plot.
Our yard is seeing some new beginnings as well, and not just in the flowers and buds popping up everywhere.
In keeping with our New Year's resolutions, we began initial work on our vegetable garden. We finally agreed on the best place to put our plot, and found some old timbers in the back of our yard which we were able to put to good use.
It will be a small garden this first year, about 13' x 8' (according to somebody's very specific measurements, which you can see taking place above).
I plan to put this week to good use researching vegetable varieties, plant spacing, and other important steps in garden planning.
As for our compost pile which has been under the frozen tundra for several months. . . check this out:
This is the far left bin, or the newest material. When we turned it on Saturday, we found it full of happily gorging worms, whom we were mutually delighted to provide nourishment. The finished deep black compost from the far right bin, will be incorporated into our garden soil later this week.
Oh the excitement!
If you have any suggestions on best vegetable varieties or garden centers in northern Virginia I would love to hear from you. In particular, I'm interested in selecting some unique heirloom varieties. I'd like to grow things that I won't necessarily find at the store or farmer's market.