And with that, our weekend was defined. We tilled in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening, until darkness fell. Our first "test" run with the tiller was interesting, but Joe soon got the hang of it and by 8PM Sunday, he had tilled EIGHT new garden spots and two ponds. The new gardens vary in size, with the smallest being about 12 feet by 40 feet, and the largest being about 25 feet by 125 feet.
|Getting in touch with the new tiller|
|Large Garden Plot|
|Nice Soil Garden Spot|
|Back Garden Spot|
|Shady Garden Spot|
|Future Berry Patch|
Of course, the weekend was not without mishap. Nothing ever seems to go completely as planned. I was doing the final till of one of the new gardens while Joe was scooping out the freshly tilled dirt from one of the pond sites. When he'd finished scooping out that layer of loosened dirt, he headed back to the first pond site. His intention was to scoop out the loosened dirt from that pond. No, in the thirty minutes since we'd performed the last tilling of that pond site, the dirt had moistened sufficiently to make the tractor work treacherous. By the time I took a break from tilling to go see what Joe was up to, he was literally up to his axles in MUD. The poor tractor just could not get out of the pond site.
|The pond started innocently enough|
|And the scooping was no trouble the first time|
|Nice dirt, easy to scoop|
|Time to start digging her out!|
What did I do? (Besides taking photos of Joe working, of course.) Well, I tilled a little (very little) and I weeded existing flower gardens, and I mowed the lawn, and I gave Killian a much needed hair cut. Of course, now she looks ridiculously naked and rather thin... guess I need to start feeding her more! Benson, always an attention hog, insisted on trying to be part of the "sheering" operation. Miah was smart enough to steer clear of the "excitement."
(anything will do)
|Killian, desperately needing a haircut|
(Might have considered cutting the "lawn" first?)
|Hahaha... Killian looks, ummm, hacked?|
|Benson, guarding the Killian fur|
|Mowing the weeds|
|Weeded flower bed|
|Plum blossoms opening|