When I got home and got things put away I went out to feed the animals. The pigs are always very upset with their late breakfast on Saturdays plus they only got pellets and no good eggs or yogurt. Tomorrow I will treat them to something better.
Came in, turned the eggs in the incubator and then took a break to rest my back ( bags of feed are heavy even on your shoulder and mine have to come all the way around the house and into the back shed).
I finally couldn't stand thinking about all the things in the greenhouse that needed planting and went and got the pink blueberries to plant. I had decided to put them in the raised bed that was supposed to have cucumbers planted in it. I just don't want them up in the berry garden since I just plain am too lazy about getting it watered (apparently).
I spread a bag of manure and a bag of top soil on this bed. The "top soil" was a disappointment this year as well, but it usually is. One year it was almost entirely small wood chips. This year it was at least 50% sand. That is not exactly terrible when you have clay soil to begin with but it is not what I would call "top soil".
The soil on top is the manure, the lighter stuff underneath is the "top soil"/sand.I also planted potatoes in the deeper new bed, and covered it with some manure, "top soil", and a bit of half composted compost (I meant to put more on but shoveling is not nice on the back, maybe tomorrow).
I will fill it in more as the potatoes grow.The broccoli has started to flower so it will be pulled and fed to the chickens. I am actually thinking about planting the tomatoes. We have a whole week of 80 degree weather coming up. Normally when we hit 80, we seldom go back down. But I have not quite decided yet. The red cabbage isn't ready to pick yet and tomatoes have to be planted in their spot when they come out too so I may wait and plant the tomatoes all together. I don't know yet.
Anyway, I don't want to leave you with just empty beds to look at so here is the lettuce bed. It is looking pretty good.