I am another day closer to actually planting potatoes. Woohoo! All of that darn dirt is moved. But back to the beginning...
I stayed up almost all of last night. I just did not want to fall asleep. I had several people blow up in my face this week. As a result, my brain didn't want to be alone last night and stayed awake on OS and FB until like 3:00 am.
Thus, I didn't get outside until 1:30 this afternoon. My first order of business was to assemble the new tiller. I am liking the name Hector for it. It is a special time as this is the first brand new piece of equipment, besides cars and a weedwhacker, that I have purchased for myself, assembled, and used, so a name seems appropriate.
As you see, it comes mostly assembled. I had to attach the handle and could have used another set of hands but managed pretty good, the depth bar, and adjust the wheels.
The hardest part was actually putting in the oil. I had to leave it sit after putting in the 20 ounces and let it settle before I could get a dipstick reading. Then I had to add another 2 ounces or so. So several tries were needed, but it is oiled up.
Taking a break, I looked around the corner of the shed and saw a ton of lilacs blooming. I also found out that I am still seriously allergic. I was standing down wind here and got a face full of scent which attacked my throat. Pain, swelling, trouble swallowing. So I admire from afar. It seems to be just these old fashioned lilacs, though. I had my face buried in the blue ones with no issues.
While waiting for the oil to settle, I started leveling out the dirt in the potato patch. Got the first part done and got hungry, so stopped to eat some cantalope.
Went back to spread out the rest of the dirt and put it out to the edges of where I want to till. Found out my potato patch isn't quite square to the rest of the garden. Oops.
Planted an oak tree that grew in my hibiscus pot this winter.
And saw some robins squabbling over the worms.
Now, I need to shower and go to bed so I can get up early tomorrow to till my garden, mow, and possibly plant those potaoes.
Have a good night!