Each Christmas the grandchildren receive one toy, one book, and one outfit. This year I will have to forgo the outfits. There's no worry on my part because Santa and Mom and Dad are on it. Thankfully no one goes without.
There are a few more items I need to get, but the wrapping will begin shortly, even if I have more to purchase.
Most of the fall garden is planted. There's 31 garlic bulbs - from the ones I grew this past season, 2 rows of spinach, parsley, and 2 rows of carrots. The huge marigold plants were going to be pulled, but I am enjoying them. So I trimmed one back - out of the planting space. More seeds can now go in that area. We're expecting heavy rains tomorrow night, so the seeds will wait until after.
The mulch container has lots of leaves in it now so it can cook all winter. It will be exciting to see how well it decomposes, making a good soil to add to next year's plantings.
|The plant in the large pot was dead so I threw it into the woods hoping next year some of the seeds would take and bring color to the edge of the woods. The excess soil went in the blackberry bed.|