Updates time! I’ve still got a million unfinished projects in the garden, but some of them are gradually approaching something like completion. Progress has been derailed by work and life and general chaos, but it’s getting there.
We turned an empty raised bed into a multi-layer strawberry tower, because my dog keeps using the existing strawberry bed as a toilet.
I planted an ungodly amount of potatoes. All in containers of various kinds due to the aforementioned dog.
I’ve nearly cleared out the entire giant hugelkultur mound here that used to be my squash bed. Now that the dog has free run of the yard, it had to go. Still figuring out where I’ll put squash this year… While I hate grass, this will be lawn again to a degree. We’ll probably turn it into an outdoor seating area with a fire pit.
Everyone got the stomach flu. And we got a new couch. The two things might be related. Dealing with two sick kids slowed things down considerably.
But yay, everyone is mostly better and we got awesome ice cream at a local dairy farm.
I planted golden raspberries and built a half-assed fence to keep the dog from trampling them. He’s still finding ways to trample them.
Spent my lunch break harvesting violets, violet leaves, dandelions and forsythia flowers to use in making future salves and soaps. Violets are taking over everywhere, so I’m putting them to good use.