It's been another busy weekend on the ranch. The Bag Lady wanted to plant her garden, and her sister-in-law and her sister-in-law's
sister decided they had to help because they didn't have room in their yards in town for a garden, and wanted some veggies, too.
The Bag Lady asked the Rancher if he would help get the garden ready for planting. He decided that it was time to fix some of the landscaping that had been ignored over the years. When he first cleared the land for the Bag Lady's garden, he pushed the trees down and piled them against the bush behind the garden. Over the years, the weeds and brush had grown up and looked untidy, and the garden got a little smaller every year.
He decided to fix that. Of course, it also gave him an excuse to
work with his Cat.... (and we all know how boys love their toys!)
First, he dug a hole:
A fairly big hole, actually:
Then he pushed the brush pile into the hole:
He drove over it with the Cat, using the weight of the machine to crush the logs and brush into the hole:
Then he pushed the dirt back into the hole:
And smoothed it out:
Then he used the disk to smooth it some more:
Here it is, nice and smooth:
But it wasn't quite done, because the Bag Lady wanted to add some manure. So off to the manure pile went the Rancher, much to the consternation of the heifers, who use it for sun-bathing, playing King (Queen?) of the Castle, and just generally surveying the world.
After many trips back and forth and lots of manure, the Rancher smoothed it out one last time:
On Sunday, the Bag Lady, her sister-in-law and her SIL's sister spent a very long, hot day planting:
The Bag Lady knows that it doesn't look like much right now, but with a little rain and a little time, she is hoping for a wonderful harvest of home-grown goodness!