That would be the best way to describe how I feel about the past four days. I already wrote about how I spent Thursday.
Friday: We got a load of mulch for the front yard, and a load of compost for the garden brought by my brother in law. We worked incredibly quickly trying to move the yard of mulch to the bed and get it cut in to make room for the compost that was coming, and also to avoid the incoming rain. It was much cooler, and we were able to get most of the mulch moved before the compost came. Our next goal was to move ALL of the compost to the garden, because we didn't want a muddy mess on the driveway with the rain coming. We were able to transfer it all just in time, and after the storm I couldn't help but plant some lettuce, spinach, and radishes. So I've got 16 square feet planted outside now. I think I'll be putting in my broccoli tomorrow. The garden looks extraordinarily neat for my normal standards because the compost makes the bed look just beautiful!
Saturday: I was able to garden vicariously through my friend Mandi. We made a trip to buy all of the things she would need for two 4 x 8 beds, with one trellis. We got quite a few heads shakings and feeble wishes of "Good luck" from some guys there. Two blonde twenty somethings carting around lumber is probably not the norm, but the beds turned out beautifully, and we did it all by ourselves! We brought it all home, painted the boards, built them, and installed the trellis! All that's left is for her to get soil/compost, and we can start planting in it!
Today, we tackled a new project of painting her shed next to her garden. We got two coats done before I decided it would be nice to be home for my last day of Spring break, though she did a beautiful job finishing it.
It was so beautiful today, that this was my dinner. I think I've worked hard enough for it this weekend anyway...