animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook

garden time!

Yesterday was the first truly nice day, so I got outside after work for a little bit and started doing things. My main goal was to uncover the pond and clean up the leaves around it. That mission was accomplished. Hopefully, I can get the pump running this evening. The filter’s all hooked up, but it’s always an iffy proposition that things will work properly (that is, without any leaks). And I know I’m going to have to buy a new filter at some point–I just hope that point is not “now”.

I need to do some gardening, too. I direct seeded kale and swiss chard the other week, but we got a ton of rain not long after and so far, nothing has sprouted. If I don’t see something soon, I will try planting them indoors, but it’s getting kind of late for those. I have some other seeds that need to be planted, but there’s so much going on right now (I’m still getting my office back together after redoing the floors the other week and am also behind on housework due to that). Hopefully I can get to it in the next week. But I am excited about the prospect of some more nice weather. I’ve been cooped up in the house long enough!