Which means that this girl is outside more than in, which also means that I’m not as online as often I usually am.
I’m creating a vegetarian work of art this spring…I’m thinking yellow and zucchini squash, burpless and English cucumbers, corn, tomatoes, jalapeno, poblano, banana, and bell peppers, eggplant, okra, herbs and just maybe some okra.
The hubs got on his tractor and used the backhoe to dig up and loosen the dirt so I could go over it (ok, just once, because it was getting dark) with Atiller the Hun, to try to level it out.
This is what it looked like last night:
Now, our tiller was nicknamed Atiller the Hun the first spring we had her, which was six or seven years ago. I wasn’t familiar with a tiller of this caliber, and while tilling up a strip of real estate behind the back fence (this was back before the squirrels discovered the corn we’d planted back there) I put this thing in reverse, and suddenly found myself pinned between Atiller the Hun and the next door neighbor’s chain link fence, with a wicked cut on my right calf. I had pretty much avoided using Atiller for several years for this reason.
However, there were only two Leland Cypress that could be considered potentially dangerous where the hubs had dug the plot for our own personal produce section. I figured what the hell…
So I got out there this morning, and spent about an hour getting all this dirt broken up and leveled. And there were NO injuries. I have to admit, I am quite proud of myself. No blood, no injuries…just sayin’. This is the “after” picture. That would be Atiller the Hun in the background:
In two weeks, I get to till in the compost/manure combo that we have stacked in bags on the deck. The tines will have to go a whole lot deeper than they did today, but I’m not worried. All that weight lifting I’ve been doing has made Atiller much easier to control and now she knows who is boss….
We were also able to sink the grapes, raspberry and blackberry the other weekend, and they are starting to green up and grow nicely. 🙂 I’ll keep ya posted…
Until next time…