Spring is hopefully coming right around the corner, but secretly I'm hoping it'll hold off just a little bit longer because I'm not ready! We tilled the garden, but then I needed to add compost. Last year I did nothing to improve the soil and things did not grow well. I think I have been spoiled in the past with raised beds filled with purchased garden soil. Now I am working with the native dirt with all it's clumps, rocks, and clay.
I found a place nearby that has fields of horses and a valley filled with horse poo that has been composting for decades. Not only is it close and convenient, but it was also only $30 for a truck and trailer load. Now I have the arduous task of getting it from the truck and trailer into the garden. At least this is the second and last load!
I have three rows to go and I am so tired and sore! I'm hoping that all this hard work is going to result in a productive year. If nothing else I should have toned arms to show for my gardening!