I finally made it out to the garden this last week! All the late sporadic snow and hail and rain stunted my pursuit of gardening until now. I have been working on building a higher fence so the plethora of deer in the area don't come in and snack on all of our goods. I planted beets, squash, and pole beans so far. In addition, I set up planks in a fanned out fashion and built a hotbed (a miniature, in-the-garden green house) and it is about 4.5' x 2.5'. There are 11 different varieties of heirloom tomatoes, purple mauve eggplants, a couple of peppers, 4 different cucumbers, and 2 types melons. There are 144 in all... We will see how these all grow. I have never utilized a hotbed before. I think the main concern is to give it proper ventilation so mold does not begin to grow.
Furthermore, we have all continued taking nature hikes nearby, I have been reading more about homesteading and getting extremely excited about it, I hung my clothesline up finally and I think I will start participating in "Wash Wednesday", a weekly ritual for many bloggers who love to capture the beauty of domesticity, I met up with an old friend whose son is the same age as Jared and have a history of playing together beautifully, and I have been continuing to knit quite a bit, which is wonderful because I hadn't done it for quite some time.
I have been slacking a little on Jared's quilt...maybe I will do more tomorrow. ((Sigh))
This upcoming week, I would like to finish most of Jared's quilt (I think I said this last Sunday..so, we will see). I am going to see my dear friend who came over last week. I plan on going to the park and meeting with a few other old friends. My mom is supposed to visit this week. We plan on making it out to the duck pond nearby. I will continue working on the garden, the fence, and on building a door.
I love this weather!!! I love the outdoors!! I love hard work and labor!! It is so gratifying. The mundane tasks of daily life have a certain beautiful, spiritual quality to them. The more I do manually and push myself, the happier I am, I suppose.
So, how was your week? Any goals for the upcoming week?