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Underneath It All

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

I worked in the garden today to get it ready for planting, and addition of compost, and generally seeing what else needs to be done. I don't want to till, for one reason, because I wouldn't be able to do it myself, way too much work for someone recovering from pneumonia (still have 5 days on the antibiotic, and still rather weak...

But I DID want to pull up some weeds that could be a problem later on....usually I just bury them in mulch, but it was a perfect, beautiful day for digging, so I gave as many as I could find the old Heave Ho, and guess what I found! Even though it has been a coldish winter, there was a lot of life under the surface, earthworms everywhere, and even the occasional fat fat grub (which I tossed over the fence)....

It was good to get dirty again.... it's all part of my New Normal.

"One is nearer God's heart in a garden, than anywhere else on earth." Bo Calloway

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    It is what I miss the most about the US. Container "gardening" just isn't the same. I need to get my hands dirty in the ground.

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F8CONE8 3/27/2014 1:02PM

    Awesome way to spend a day! Yesterday I had a baby radish peeking out of the ground. Last night we had a major rain storm that squashed it. Ahhh nature I love it.

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IMPROVINGME 3/26/2014 9:13PM

    Sounds like a great day!


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IDLETYME 3/26/2014 11:01AM

    You had a super day! I love the Calloway quote!! emoticon

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RSSSLHB 3/26/2014 8:07AM

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LINTPICKER 3/26/2014 5:06AM

    I like to garden as well, but I feed all the rabbits when I do. emoticon

I am now trying container gardening, it is a little harder for those rodents to get to my plants and they have a better chance of growing! emoticon

I hope you take it easy and get better! Perhaps that was a little therapy for you to dig in the dirt.

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JANTWO 3/26/2014 1:13AM

    Oh that sounds so refreshing!!!! emoticon emoticon

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