Monday, (last) Monday

This weekend yielded the first pepper from the garden.  We have several beautiful tomatoes going, unripe red raspberries, bountiful her garden, and okra plants going strong.  I finally got around to filling one of the raised beds and planting some peas and beans.  It will be a late crop, but oh well.  
  

I added my new compost bin (left) – more on that later.  To fill the raised beds though, I used compost from the old pile.  I aimed for the mixture of 1/3 soil, 1/3 sand, and 1/3 compost.  All the beautiful weather this weekend made it hard to get back to the grind.  

Many Mondays I am left wishing it were still the weekend, however today is different.  This Monday, today, is the last Monday of the school year.  Which means I will be spending a lot more time doing the following activities in a mere 5 days…

Watching the zoo that is my house.
Playing in the new sand box.

Gardening.

Painting, but NOT painting the garage.

Teaching has its perks!  Happy rest of the week y’all! 

Garage Rebuild Update

We cleaned, moved, organized, and shoveled garage debris. 
We had great entertainment/moral support while working on the garage. 
Eric’s man cave is looking BIG!  
New view from my kitchen window on Tuesday evening.  
We added a new gate, so that now our kitchen door is inside the backyard. 
Eric standing inside the doorway of the new garage. 
It has 3 windows.  
Painting it red.  It is not actually that red though, it’s more of a brick reddish-orange.