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NEW YEAR!

Hello.

How have you been? Things have been well around these parts. I have no complaints. I’ve been thinking about trying to blog again on a more regular basis and told myself that I would start the first week of January!

Obviously THAT didn’t happen, but better late than never, right? Here’s what’s going on at the moment:

Remember the ditch from the front yard project? Here’s a reminder:

A giant stone face at The Bayon temple in Angkor Thom, Cambodia Here’s where I am now:

A giant stone face at The Bayon temple in Angkor Thom, Cambodia
BOOM. Sorta. My first task this spring is to finish planting and mulching the ditch and the major project for the front yard will be installing a brick patio over in the corner. And I’ve got to clear out all of those blackberries back by the fence. Ugh.

I half-assed it in the vegetable gardens last year so I told myself that this year I would FULL ass it. So, I’ve got my planting plan completed, seeds purchased and I’m currently trying to start onion and leeks in the spare closet/grow room. This weekend I’ll also start some spinach. THIS week, I’ll start some spinach. I also joined a garden club and even though it’s only been a week, it’s been SO HELPFUL ALREADY. I’ve been able to put together a planting calendar and garden maps! A giant stone face at The Bayon temple in Angkor Thom, Cambodia A giant stone face at The Bayon temple in Angkor Thom, Cambodia

I have a Grand Plan of installing a cutting garden this year, but I am always overly ambitious in the planning department and seem to under perform in the execution stage, so…fair warning to keep your expectations low on this one. I’ve winter sown some flower seeds in some old distilled water bottles like I did last year and have stuck them outside to chill. I’ve got a TON more to do still. Here’s the general area where the cutting garden will go:

A giant stone face at The Bayon temple in Angkor Thom, Cambodia

Mainly where the black plastic is, on the right-hand side of the photo.

The next order of business is to get my soil tested. We did this when I was a member of the local community garden, but I’ve never actually taken the step and do it for myself. Silly!

 

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