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garden-prep-before-after garden-prep-chickens garden-prep-einstein garden-prep-puppies garden-prep-puppies2 garden-prep-puppy-mike garden-prep-pupsI’m a little late on starting my seeds and it’s mostly due to my paranoia about the random snow we always get in April. I’m convinced that’s why none of my plants have done that well in the past, because they get a bad start in life and I’m not nurturing enough to revive them. Now that April is almost over and the days are much nicer, I’ve started some seeds in the sunroom. Lots of tomato, zucchini, lettuce, cucumber, bell peppers and plenty of others I’m excited about.

While I wait for my seeds to sprout I’m focusing on getting the garden ready. I have my one little raised bed from last year and we will be adding another this year. We don’t have the supplies to build a new raised bed yet, so over the weekend I worked on pulling weeds and adding some rocks around the current raised bed. It cleaned up nicely and also got some rocks out of the chicken run which I’ve been meaning to do for a year now.

As you can see I had a lot of little “helpers” who, while not so helpful, were happy to hang outside with Blaine and I as we got some work done around the yard. I weeded around the raised bed and then shoveled and moved three wheelbarrows full of rocks to create a perimeter and prevent more weeds from coming through. All while explaining to Blaine how buff I’m going to be once I’m done moving all the rocks in the front and back yards. It’s funny how something so obvious clicks in you mind at random. Suddenly I realized that I was killing two birds with one stone by working in the yard and getting a work out. I’m all for multitasking so that was the motivation I needed. Excuse me while I go move some more rocks.

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