Sunday, May 20, 2012

Don't skip the vegetables

I snapped this photo at almost 9:00 this evening- it stinks, I know it.  What you still might be able to see though is that the left side has been "picked" and the right side has been "massaged."  It's a new gardening technique that I'm all about.  O.k., not really but that's a little bit what it feels like.

Mr. Sophanne picked the whole area yesterday.  I spent some time breaking up the big chunks of dirt and removing the weeds.  Come to find it's really my favorite part of having the garden-the same was true last year.  Sitting on blanket, gloves in the dirt, counting worms, and massaging earth.  I am very tempted to save a corner of this little patch to just keep around to work at.  Maybe even in the middle.

The thing is- when I first sat down to do it I did so with great intention and plans for "success and completion."  I was going to get all of those green pieces that Mr. Sophanne laboriously dug up.  After a few minutes, I realized that wasn't going to happen and it didn't have to.  What a relief and then what a relaxing moment to just be sitting and playing in the dirt.  I highly recommend it.

1 comment:

Roxie said...

He picked the soil? does that mean he used a pick-ax to break it up? I do so admire your green thumbs!