First thing this morning my sweet gardening friend, Diana, came to help me transplant tomatoes. She makes it an annual date to come for a day and help garden while we catch up on what is going on in our lives. And she brought me cookies!!! Wasn't that nice?
Although she is standing outside to do the transplanting these tomatoes did not stay outside. We hauled them back in the sunroom when the dirty work was done.
While she was here I ran the rototiller down a row and some of the ducks came running, so Diana snapped a photo for me.
After Diana left I started in on the next project. I was dreading starting a new project after the last one ended up taking so much longer than expected, but so far this one is going better than I thought it would.
Sometime during the past year I told another good friend, Monique, that I was thinking about building a pea "tunnel" instead the fence I normally use. I told her that I was thinking about using concrete reinforcement wire to build the tunnel. Since I have a small garden I think I should grow tall pea varieties to produce as many pounds per square foot as possible. Tall fences are hard to build and move each year and they have a tendency to sag when loaded with peas so I got this idea to build a tunnel. Well...one day about a week or two ago she was headed out to my place and she was following a pickup that was heading to the scrapyard and it had a roll of wire in the back. She remembered that I was looking for some wire, so do you know what she did? She followed that truck all the way to the scrap yard and asked if they would let me have the wire, and oh, by the way, could they drive it back to my place and unload it into my yard? And they did! What a friend!
It's pretty rusty and actually fairly weak in spots, but once in place with plenty of zip ties it feels really strong! It was 8:30 pm by the time I quit working outside, and the fence is not quite done, but even though these photos are kind of dark you can get an idea what it's going to look like.
It has a few flaws, but overall I think it is going to be great!