[gardeners] Sunday in the garden

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sun, 24 Feb 2002 18:15:26 -0600

Started the day off by finishing the insulation of the garage and installation of all the pegboard.
Looks good and now we've got a place to put more stuff.

For lunch we picked broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, leaf celery, and onions and made a salad. Tossed in
some chopped up leftover chicken and a couple of boiled eggs, some sliced black olives, sunflower
seeds, and shredded carrot. Very nice, we ate it all.

Miz Anne has been out in the front flower beds most of the afternoon trying to get rid of the oxalis
by hand and transplanting violets, violas, and pansies so they will look better.

The winter rye has been cut but not tilled in. I was right, the ground is still too wet to plow. The
oak trees have starting leafing out and dropping pollen so spring must be here. I'm so happy as I
detest cold weather.

At the moment I'm stiff and sore with a swollen left knee. Tripped and fell in the garage late
yesterday afternoon. Spent a good bit of time with a cold pack on the knee and think I had better do
it again. I'm getting too old for all this work and falling down in particular. I'm finding sore
muscles that I had forgotten were even muscles. Do feel good though, any time we can accomplish a
goal we feel better.

Now, if the soil temperatures will just get right. I tried to tempt Miz Anne into a non-scientific
soil temperature test but she just laughed and went on about her business.

I hope all are enjoying their weekends and have been able to get out and garden and do things they
enjoy today as we have had beautiful, cool, crisp, sunny weather and are enjoying the outdoors.

Life is good.

George, Miz Anne, and Sleepy Dawg