I did it again. My day was jam packed busy! But before you marvel in amazement, know that I loved every minute of it. When I reduced my work hours, it was because I didn't have time to do all the things I wanted to do in my life. So, I'm taking full advantage of my days off and cramming in as much as I can. I still don't have time for EVERYTHING I want to do- but I'm trying my best.
So, today while in whirling dervish mode I managed to get seedlings transplanted- well most of them.- I ran out of pots and space... and many of my peppers are still quite tiny so they can live in the 72 cell cubes for a bit longer. That is a task that seems to have taken me most of the morning. It's amazing how the number of seedlings seem to grow exponentially when you're repotting them. But I've got the tomatoes for me, for my friend Jim and for the plant sale all potted up. I've also got tarragon, marjoram, thyme, summer savory, clary sage, and lots of basil started.
Outside, I planted my broccoli and cabbage plants into the garden and got three little beds dug for new planting areas along the barn and chicken coop/run. I'm planning to plant luffa gourds to vine up the west side of the barn, vining nasturtiums along the chicken coop to shade the west wall from the afternoon sun and sunflowers along the west side of the chicken run- also to provide shade. We discovered last summer that, being on the west side of the pole barn, the coop and run get baked in the sun in the afternoons so I'm hoping to use some plant shade to keep it a little cooler in there this year.
Inside, besides transplants, I did some laundry, made granola bars so K12 has snacks for School of the Wild, cooked up some chicken for a few meals this week and made dinner. We had chicken enchilada casserole for dinner this evening and I've got broth with a little chicken in it in the fridge for later this week.
Now, I'm tired, but it's a good tired. It's time to watch Eureka and unwind. Tomorrow it's back to work.