Another lovely sunny day. We're slowly starting to skew in the direction of sun rather than rain. No argument from me!
It was so pretty out that when we concluded our homeschool studies, I told the girls to go outside and find a special spot to do their Bible reading. Younger Daughter chose a swing.
It's time to get seeds planted. Since the garden isn't ready AND I'm not about to get fooled into planting too early only to have the weather turn cold and nasty (like it did last year), the next best thing is to start the seeds in pots.
This year I'm limited in what I can plant since I'm only planting a small portion of the garden (that way we can spend the rest of the summer working on garden beds, etc). So we've decided to plant the following:
Watermelon (two types, red and yellow)
Not a huge garden, but it's something.
First step is to make potting soil. I mixed composted manure with dirt...
...and added a heaping helping of sand.
Then it's just a matter of filling pots and adding seeds. I worked in the shade because it was too warm in the sun. Nice change!
As I worked, the cows finished their morning ambulations...
...and parked themselves in the shade as well, to chew their cud.
I got a few of the seeds planted and in the greenhouse.
Meanwhile the girls decided to make a tent out of old sheets down in the pasture, just for kicks.
Altogether it was a quiet and peaceful and warm interlude.