Monday, May 19, 2008

Cody High School State Champs! ... and Doo.

Chelsea attended the high school state championships last week and was able to be a part of the winning team! She said, "I only helped with half a point" over the phone, but it all adds up. Brandon and Braeden went over to Casper to watch her race, the 4x800. Chelsea had a personal best and had the fastest time for her team. Hooray!
Maren and I stayed behind to attend Jacob's Honor Choir concert. He sang his heart out and really got into those actions. He also got to play catcher in his first baseball game. He loves that position and is perfect for it... no fear. I cringe as he leans forward to catch the pitch, and the bat swings an inch from his head. Sheesh!
We got our manure! I spent Friday moving plants, potting color bowls, evening out half-done beds from last year, and setting out Patty O'Furniture. I placed some edging, fixed some
downspout issues, and planted an herb garden next to the cutting lettuce, which is finally beginning to sprout. Saturday morning I Miracle-Gro-ed the shrubs and beds, and Brandon mowed the lawn for the first time this season. We went out to Northern Gardens, looked wistfully at trees, and bought some bags of Glacier Gold compost. Then we headed out to the cattle ranch, where Marty loaded us up with two scoops of what Maren calls "cow doo". We spent the rest of the day unloading, spreading, and turning compost, peat moss, and cow doo in the 4x14' raised beds. I was so excited! We were so exhausted! I am not certain about the last frost yet, but it was 86 yesterday, and is supposed to be more of the same today. I should probably wait one more week before most of the veggies go in, but I should be able to do the cool crops like onions, carrots, and cabbage. You never know with mountain weather.
Happy gardening!


jill said...

Um...all of that blog (except the state champs part, congrats Chelsea!) was way, way over my head, but still inspiring. I still am working on getting that had to find wheat for my food storage! Did you always garden?

Shelli said...

Way to go Chels! Nice stems, girl! Yay for gardening! Your beds look great and so do your pots. Hope you keep that nice weather. My cutting lettuce is already sprouting also! That stuff is fast! Good luck with the crops, and enjoy the farmer's tan!

Matt, Nicki, Maizy and Hazel said...

If I had a garden that looked that nice, I would totally be into it! For some reason it's not an option here on the 7th floor of our apartments. lol. Well I'm excited for you, let me know how it goes.

Leon and Janie said...

Boy I could take gardening lessons! Congrats Chelsea! it reminds me of Michelle's track days. She ran hurdles the 300M, are relays; 4x4,4x2. She got 3 gold medals at state her senior year. Keep up the good work Chelsea :)