Well, today was certainly a productive day outside!
I decided to see how much I could get done on the old kitchen garden today, and ended up finishing the job! So I’m happy. 🙂
When I came out of the house, I startled cats in all directions, including that new grey ball of fluff. A few of them even hung around while I moved things around the garden to prepare.
This is probably the closest Jim has ever let me get to him!
My husband was able to spend quite a bit of time in the sun room today, with the outer doors open, and he had all sorts of kittens coming in, so that might be making them a bit more comfortable around people in general. 🙂
Doom Guy is getting quite friendly, but he wouldn’t let me hold him; he had to climb higher!
The girls had been using the wheel barrow to dump leaves on the garden, and it had been left upright when the rains came.
I was quite surprised to find this!
While Bob was checking out the holes dug by the skunk (which, apparently, they are also digging themselves), Corvo went into the wheel barrow. Since he stayed in it, I did NOT expect it to have so much water in it!
Bob is curious.
I had to claim the wheel barrow to work with, though, so off they ran.
Here is what the garden looked like before I started.
This is with all the leaves the girls have been dumping on there, plus the last few piles that hadn’t been brought over before the rains started. Lots of beautiful organic matter to break down!
I made quite a dent in that round bale today!
Once that outer mesh was moved off, the straw started to peel off in layers!
There is my one garden fork, that I found hidden in the garage, cleaning up after a cow knocked stuff over. The only fork I’ve been able to find on the entire farm, when I know there should have been several. It’s a potato fork, so it wasn’t the best for the job, but it was better than nothing!
The cats really liked it when I started putting straw on the garden. Especially Corvo
Doom Guy, on the other hand, decided to go up into one of the decorative apple trees and watch from above!
Even Rolando Moon showed up and hung around. She just kept following me back and forth, but didn’t want me to actually touch her or anything, until sat down for a break. She didn’t stay still long enough for me to get a photo, though.
I even had a squirrel start yelling at me.