01 May 2009

my day off

I took the day off from work today. It is the first day I've missed in over two months (yay!). The past two weeks at work have been hell and I've accumulated a bit of comp time. My supervisor told me I could use some of the time today so I planned a yard work day.

Mum came over after I took an early morning trip to one of the big box stores to get top soil for my garden. I ended up hauling 1600lbs of top soil around today. I'm really surprised I can move. :-)

We planted the bed along the fence that I dug out last week with shasta daisies, blackeyed susans and something that I don't know the name of. I'll have to hit up google later to try to find out what it is.

I still haven't planted my vegetable garden, but it is ready with a layer of cardboard and a layer of topsoil over it (to help keep the cardboard down). I use the cardboard to try to help keep the weeds out.

Tonight I have to figure out the layout for my veggie plot. And tomorrow morning, I plan to get up early and get the veggies in the ground. Then hopefully take a trip to the farmer's market.

We also finished the gate side bed along the house. It looks much better than it had.

This little fella came to visit while I was relaxing on the deck. He couldn't have been more than 5 feet away from me.

And this guy kept swooping around and watching me too. I wonder what he found so fascinating...



Dracenea said...

What a wonderful day!

Congrats on not taking any time off for awhile. Not sure if you've been catching up on blog news since you were gone for awhile but I quit my job! Freedom!

H.R.M. Queen of the Universe said...

I wonder if the flower you are trying to think of is purple cone flowers. You can't go wrong with dasies, black-eyed susans and purple cone flowers.

jaz said...

your garden looks wonderful! post some pics after you plant the veggies if you have time. the reason the bird was hovering around was because he saw you working in the soil. this often brings worms to the surface and these birds are smart! i did a community project a few years ago and the birds were almost sitting on my shoulders! joyce