Somebody had to do it: view from the greenhouse door
Busy weekend. Aren’t they all at this time of year? Sunday, I was feeling a bit poorly due to my own overindulgence of wine at a party the night before. It was a chilly day (40s) and all my light tasks had been accomplished, so I decided to sweat a bit and dug 80′ of trench.
I spoke to an old friend later that day and told her what I had done. “Have you become a masochist now that you’re a farmer?” she asked. Nah, I said: I figured, if I felt horrible already, I may as well feel horrible and feel like I accomplished something.
So, this was Step One in getting the new greenhouse going. That perforated drain pipe is now buried in the trench to avoid winter thaw/heavy rain water issues. Now I *just* need to till the clover in, build the beds, fill the beds with grass clippings, compost and more soil, refence the area from the chickens, plant the beds and then build the greenhouse itself. A lot of work ahead, but in 3 hours on Sunday, I got the worst part finished!
And oh, I felt a lot better afterward.