I thought my plans for the day included quilting; finishing the quilting on my dad’s quilt and piecing a little. Nope, that’s not what my plans for today included!
A lot of time was spent in the kitchen making a meal for a family whose wife/mom had surgery today. Smoked chicken, homemade baked beans, homemade rolls, homemade brownies and mac & cheese.
Vince and I do not move at the same speed. Almost 2-1/2 years ago when we moved here, I asked for a garden. That’s the first thing I ask for anywhere we go. Vince has to think about things for at least 5 years. I’d be out with my shovel on the first day. I’m not saying thinking is a bad thing but sometimes . . it’s just time to stop thinking and do it!
The first thing we needed to do, according to Vince’s months and years of planning, was get some dirt hauled in. I’ve asked at least weekly for dirt for the past 2 years. Seriously! It’s too wet, it may rain, it’s too cold, it’s too hot, it might snow . . I’ve heard every excuse in the world. A patient person I am not so about 2 weeks ago, we had a serious discussion about the dirt. Carlini is the dirt guy. Vince talked to him and apparently said “My wife is going to kill me if I don’t get some dirt brought in soon.” According to Vince, Carlini said “It’s too wet!”
I do understand that dirt can’t be dug out of where ever the dirt comes from if it’s all muddy and since Carlini in his big dump truck has to go across my neighbor’s yard to get to where my dirt has to go, we don’t want any more ruts than are necessary, but folks . . I’ve been asking for dirt for 2 years!!
This afternoon I was outside with Speck and Carlini comes by in his pickup. He stopped, he got out, he walked over to me and said “Do you want dirt? Do you want me to bring it today?” Oh, yes!
Two years! I’ve been waiting for this day for 2 years!
And it’s such good, black dirt!
Oh, Carlini . . bring me another load please!
Two loads of dirt! Not only did I pay him, I gave him a warm brownie . . fresh out of the oven!
Anyone want to guess how long it’s going to take to get raised beds built? Does anyone really think I’ll have a garden this year?
I did go ahead and plant a few things in the bed behind the house. There are some onions, one tomato plant, one pepper plant, herbs, and a few flowers. I only planted about 1/4th of this bed because Vince wants to build up the other end of it a bit. At least I got a few things planted.