I would glance up from time to time to gaze out the window. It was a beautiful day outside. Just the day I've been yearning for, warm and sunny. The window was open and allowed fresh air and the sounds of the birds to fill the room. My mind wandered to all the things that needed tending to such as sifting the rest of the compost, planting the potatoes, and preparing the garden beds. Then an alarm in my mind would ring, "deadline!" and wake me up from my daydream. With a refreshed view, I returned to the project again.
I finished the project in time to allow my client to review the document carefully on Sunday and approve. The final files were sent to the printer first thing on Monday morning meeting the deadline. I don't like to work at such a frantic pace and like to keep my weekends work-free, but sometimes it is necessary to do what is required in order to meet a deadline. I know my client appreciates it.
Luckily, there are two days to a weekend and I was caught up with other design projects. I took full advantage of a beautiful Sunday. Our nights are still in the 30s, so I began the morning doing inside chores until it warmed up. I potted up some tomatoes:
I sorted through the storage potatoes to see what could be planted. I ended up with 5 pounds of Dark Red Norland and 7 pounds of Kennebec plus set some aside that were still good for eating:
Once it warmed up a bit, K and I worked on the coop for a while. It is progressing quite well considering I have never constructed anything in my life. I am pretty proud of our progress so far:
Later in the afternoon, I sifted and added compost to the potato bed, worked it in, and began planting potatoes until I ran out of steam. The rest will be planted later this week then the bed will be layered with a soaking hose and mulched with hay or straw:
In just a short time the grass greened up and is in need of its first mow, the tree buds are beginning to unfold, and the black flies have made their appearance. The weather is supposed to be beautiful all week and I am looking forward to getting the garden into shape for the growing season.