Monday, April 18, 2011

Lazy Weekend

We had a wonderful lazy weekend - no appointments, nowhere we had to be, nothing. Just free time that we could spend to our heart's desire.

The Geek decided to do his homework for his college classes. Kaefer went ice-skating and just hang out in the hammock.

And I thought it was a perfect weekend to add some smelly stuff to the garden.

My family hates it, but I love the smell of chicken manure when I spread the paydirt out over my flowerbeds and where the veggies will go. For us gardeners, this stuff is black gold.

Doesn't it look lovely?

And everything looks so good and healthy when the dark soil gets layered into the garden - just beautiful.

It took both Saturday and Sunday to lay out a decent amount of the lovely stuff, there is still more to do. But it's a good beginning and I can't wait to continue. Next, I will prepare the barrels for the veggies. I first had to clean them out and get rid of all the old soil from last year.

And after all that hard work it was time for a good barbecue on Sunday evening.



Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Looks like a lot of work. I haven't done a thing in my garden this year, so I have a lot of work ahead of me. However, I don't think I have as much stuff planted or ready for the garden as you. And I love how you got the coals in closeup. What an awesome photo.

Anonymous said...

Okay, I'm jealous! First off, it snowed here all day today and only got to 35 degrees! So forget going outside. Second, the deer eat everything in sight so I could never have a garden as lovely as yours! We are not allowed to put up fences over three feet high, and deer can easily jump that, making it pointless. So, we will be gardening in raised beds on the deck. I do love the smell of good dirt too, and yes your garden looks beautiful with all that black gold. I remember when I lived in Calif. as a child, anything my mom planted grew like crazy. It's such a wonderful climate for gardening. BBQ is my favorite all time thing to do too! What did you cook on the grill?

Thanks for your comment on my blog...chocolate is a staple of my diet, especially Dove Dark Chocolate! Yumm-O Hugs xo~ Rhonda

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful for you! I'm jealous, too. Nobody plants anything here until the last week in May. We still had snow today, but it didn't stay.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

foxysue said...

Happy days, what's going in the veggie barrels?

Sue x

cath c said...

yes, truly black gold - i generally use horse and cow manure.

my peonies are in about the same stage of budding as yours! i am giddy with anticipation for their magical giant blooms to appear.

windrock studio said...

Don't you just love time like that? to do only what you want and have no place to be. Your garden looks so healthly already and I agree that your photo of the burning coals is awesome!

Unknown said...

I had to stop by because I enjoyed reading your bio from Vison and Verb and to know that you are living in Northern California where I am originally from but no longer live.

I also enjoy Europe and Germany which is close to my heart in Switzerland.

I will come back and read more! Very curious... :)

Ginnie said...

Lazy weekends are sometimes just what the doctor ordered, Carola. In fact, I think that's what we need for the Easter weekend. DO NOTHING! I wouldn't mind a BBQ, to be honest, something I never get here in The Netherlands. Fabulous image of the coals, btw! And yes, all that black reminds me of when I spread new mulch every year around the bushes and monkey grass in Atlanta. Therapeutic! So I know what you're feeling these days. :)