I quit! I am so done with gardening!
I am not looking at the leaves that still need raking…. or the new weeds popping up in the flower beds…I will walk right past you all with nary a second thought!
I am ignoring the vegetable garden the needs pulled up and cleaned up….what a mess!
The greenhouse needs cleaned out, the chicken house needs cleaned out….too much work for me!
I have had enough of garden work for the year!
Sigh….I am waiting for the winter snows to come and cover it all up, and then it will look pretty again. White snow covers a multitude of garden sins.
These feelings lasted a few weeks…when I could have been getting much needed jobs done…and then a nice day came along, and a willing helper appeared (in the form of my grandson, David), and much needed chores got done in a short amount of time.
David helped me harvest the last of the vegetables, then he hauled wheelbarrow loads of leaves while I pulled everything up that was spent, and the few weeds.
We piled the fallen leaves over the raised beds and put them to bed for the winter.
We found some treasures still-lots of broccoli side shoots and 1 head of cauliflower.
Left still standing in the garden are leeks, kale, cutting celery, and the fall planted spinach, peas and beets.
It has gotten really cold, and we will see how the fall planting does. The celery was laid low by the frost.
Wait!….the seed catalogs are arriving in the mail-dreams and good thoughts are already starting for next years garden!
The ever circling cycle of the garden year.
Are you embracing the change of seasons?
“Come unto me,
all ye that labor and
are heavy laden
and I will give you rest.”