The first few warm days after winter are rough on old folks. We spent the entire day working and tomorrow, probably neither one of us will be able to move a muscle.
Vince spent a little while this morning working on the new water line on the side of the house, then he tilled up one side of the garden and made some trenches for me to plant a few things. Then he moved the grapes that were in the garden and tilled up that area. Bless his heart . . then he dug the holes for the new apricot trees. I planted about 400 onions . . don’t ask me why . . and then I planted four packs of sweet peas. Then I dug some carrots for a neighbor while she picked some chard and lettuce. Then another neighbor came over and I dug some carrots and picked some lettuce for her.
You know what’s funny? In the past when I’ve lived in neighborhoods, I’ve never had neighbors who visit. Here, my one neighbor that I see often lives over half a mile from my house. Today, she came over three times! I love hearing her little RTV coming down my driveway. First they came over because they had gone to town and had picked up our apricot trees. The second time she came over was to bring an onion planting gizmo that makes holes in the ground for planting my 400 onions. She had just finished planting 600 onions . . don’t ask me why! And, she was making a cake and needed whipping cream and neither of us had any but I thought she could use Half & Half will a little sour cream. She did and that worked and the third time she came over was to bring cake and home grown peaches!
And, I forgot that today Vince also cut down a bunch of cedar trees and piled them up to dry for a few days so he can chip them.
Tomorrow . . hopefully we will not work quite so hard but it is very nice to have accomplished so much today.