steps: 15,597 (6.6 miles)
compost temperature: 90*F (day 4)
- primula: japonica/veris
- dutchman’s breeches
- phlox divaricata
after a horrifying and demoralizing washout for thursday, took to the yard with a vengeance on friday and saturday. because most of my plants are currently embryonic and in pots, i was free to not worry about planting and to think about yard chores. i started by marking the areas of poor drainage in the backyard so that i could design beds and swales around them. then, because the soil was so wet still, i took an edger along my marked areas.
this was fun for about 10 minutes and then my arms hurt, but i persevered mostly because it helped me stay warm…
i was also able to work on the willow arch, shoring it up after the ravages of the winter winds.
and when it got too cold and overcast even for me, i retreated inside to finish prepping the last of this year’s perennial seeds.