Almost home

This morning I planted vegetable starts in the two garden beds I built over the last couple of years. When we first arrived back in Vermont the gardens were completely overgrown with weeds. It looked as if they had spent a decade untended instead of just a few months of warm spring weather. It took me the better part of a day to clear the weeds and spread compost. Then yesterday I drove out to a farm where they still had a few seedlings – tomatoes, broccoli, peppers, butternut squash, pumpkin, rattlesnake pole beans, cukes, zukes, kale, chard and the full complement of herbs. I planted, put in the tomato cages, and then pounded in stakes and put up chicken (i.e. woodchuck) wire.

The weather over the last few days has been cool and wet. Perfect gardening weather. Now that the plants are in and the lawn is under control (we ended up calling in a professional to turn our backfield back into a lawn), I am ready for nice weather so I can hang the hammock. Once the hammock is up and I have taken a power nap in it, re-entry will be complete.

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