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...