Today was a great day for planting. The soil has dried out just enough for Dylan to get into the beds to till yesterday and this morning. Because of those conditions, we spent the afternoon planting.
I have to say that I am really out of shape, for starters. I never realized how much work it takes to plant.....especially after a couple years of not doing this kind of work due to pregnancies and babies! My whole body felt like jello after about 2 minutes in the potato field.
With that being said, we planted 9 rows of potatoes....very long rows..., 2 beds of carrots, beets, arugula, turnips and a huge row of peas. The peas are from my cousin, Anita, in Kentucky and are called "Old Time Peas". They have been in the family for as long as she can remember, and I'm proud to have them in our garden here in Louisiana.
Dylan asked today what I thought would come through the ground first. My bet is on the potatoes (because I feel like after all the work we did to get them there, they better be straight A students....) and Dylan's betting on the arugula. We'll see what happens. .....
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )