We got going a bit late this year on the garden, but I LOVE tending a garden, so went on a shopping binge and bought a whole ton of started plants. Finally got all the beds put together, but there were some that still needed filling. So I got wheelbarrows full of the mucky, wet mud/horse poop that is along the fenceline of the paddocks thanks to the rain we’ve been getting. First load went great… pretty heavy, but I got ‘er done. Second load for the next bed, the wheel sunk down into the soft shavings/chicken poop ground between the beds (because we had a coop there previously for 10 years before the garden). I pushed and fought the heavy load through, then felt the wheelbarrow start to tip. I fought with all I had and tried to get my footing to keep it upright… unfortunately my foot ended up in the other bed that I had just filled with slippery muck! I slipped, and over the wheelbarrow went, pitching me forward and right into the big plastic planter that I had earlier filled with herbs to make a pretty container herb garden. That got smooshed, and a broken edge of the planter managed to scrape and slice my side as I landed on it. I got up, assessed the damage, and fixed the poor smooshed plants (somehow managed to salvage them and the planter, too) and got the mess of muck into the bed where it was supposed to go originally.
Of course at this point, I was thinking, no way I’m stopping now… I knew if I stopped to rest, the adrenaline rush might wear off and once the pain kicks in, it’ll be all over for the day (and maybe tomorrow too – I don’t bounce back as quickly as I used to!). So I got right back to work, got the rest of the beds filled with horsey poop mud, got the plants in, and finally stopped for a much needed rest. Felt like I was hitting a low voltage electric fence while I was working, so I think I may have pulled or pinched something somewhere. Now the pain in my neck, shoulder, lower back and who knows where else is starting to make itself known. It’s gonna be a whole lot of fun tomorrow, I can tell!
But I did get in 3 kinds of tomatoes, cabbage, cucumbers, lettuce/salad greens, spinach, onions, garlic, red & orange peppers, eggplant, zuchinni, butternut squash, pumpkins & also planted some pole bean seeds. The herb container garden has basil, dill, sage & parsley, and added some fennel, lavender, parsley, thyme and a Thai hot pepper plant to the herb garden. Phew!
I really hope I’m not too sore tomorrow…. the herb garden needs mulching!