In celebration of Earth Day, I worked in the garden. You can stop laughing now. Yes, I know that I work in the garden nearly every day, and then spend time not volunteering or exercising, recovering from working in the garden. It was an overcast day, which beach-bound teenagers probably cursed, but I found perfect for working outside.
I had a visitor wishing me a Happy Earth Day.
This is an alligator lizard.
Hopefully he enjoyed the ride as I opened and closed the door several times to photograph him.
Among other things today, I sifted compost. I had moved my compost bin, and this good compost was still on the ground from where it had been.
I put it into a new raised (and wire-lined) bed.
Then I planted two rows of rice in it. Yes, rice. It is an heirloom variety from Baker Creek Organic Heirloom Seeds (http://rareseeds.com/rice-blue-bonnet.html), and it doesn’t need to stand in water to grow. Just something new and fun to try out.
I’m also growing red seeded asparagus beans, the seeds of which were given to me by the woman who made the quail house. She also introduced me to Baker Creek, and for that I’m sincerely indebted. (http://rareseeds.com/red-seeded-asparagus-bean.html .)
The other veggie beds are finally sprouting, now that the evenings have warmed up.
Here are a few views from other areas of the garden. Three weeds until the AAUW Garden Tour. Yikes!