The First "I Think We Over Did It" Day of the gardening season.
Every gardener knows it, they know how it feels. The everything hurts even my hair feeling after the first nice day of working outside after a long winter of inactivity. That's how Barry and I feel today. Even though we weren't planting, hoeing, tilling, or mowing, we were working towards this year's gardens. You see, our new place has come with a wealth of work to do and not all of it directly related to our herbs.
Yesterday's chore looked something like this. In fact, it looked worse than this because I took this picture half way through the day (so much for my commitment to document before and after photos of our work on the new farm).
Then we went to work removing the trees that had grown up in the space and in the end it looked pretty good.
Our hope is to finish cleaning this up and then use the metal siding we take out to build a new wash/pack room in the barn and then use the old cattle gates in the barn to put on the poles you see in the photo for a new grape arbor. We believe in recycling - mostly we're just cheap. The spot will be perfect for grapes with shelter and plenty of sun and soil that should be rich as cattle were the last things to trod this soil. Hopefully some tasty grape jelly will be in the future again in a year or two - for now, I just want a good hot soaking, or maybe a back rub and definitely some aspirin.