Today was a long day. I am currently typing this as my muscles try to relearn how to relax. We are expecting thunderstorms to move in some time during the night and continue for the next three days. With that in mind it was the perfect time to get as much into the garden as possible first. I’m crossing my fingers that winter has finally come to an end.
While waiting for the rototiller to arrive and dig up my new beds I thought I would make a dent on the furniture collected this weekend. I spotted an end table that from a distance didn’t appear to need much work other than a good cleaning. Then I took a look at the legs. Dinged up and needing attention I set to work.
I got three of the legs sanded down and am really liking the way they are looking. I am living the silver finish that is coming to light on the ends of the legs. My original thought was to paint that part black, but now I will just seal it so it doesn’t oxidize and discolor.
Not sure if I will leave the wood natural, stain or paint it. I have a two color idea stuck in my head, but as with most of my projects I will see how it should look when the entire piece is in its natural state. Very few items ever end up the way I first thought they would.
The rototiller arrived, and my wonderful neighbor worked his butt off in 87 degree temperatures working a very rocky ground. When he finished our only preteen resident and my grandson went to work clearing the larger rocks.
I had to laugh at the site of the boys when they were finished. While they collected many of the rocks we often found them taking breaks rolling in the dirt. Here’s what he looked like after being hosed off. I don’t want to see the tub tonight after his bath, but remember well my tub after my boys spent a day anywhere near dirt when they were little.
I took two loads of plants out to get in the ground before I lost all light. Unfortunately,I lost light and can’t show you any pictures if it.
Planted tonight were the spaghetti squash, couple of tomato plants, onions, cantaloupes and more cantaloupe seeds. And finally one, what I believe, is watermelon.
The mystery plant came from a neighbor, she stuck it in my box. I swore she said it was another tomato plant, but it doesn’t look like the others. Guess I’ll find out soon enough😊
While the plot was being dug another neighbor came out weeded and planted sunflower seeds for his girlfriend. When finished he spent some time climbing trees with my grandson.
If it isn’t raining too hard tomorrow I will try to get some pictures if the new beds.
Are you planting a garden this year? Have you started yours yet?