Yeah, I know, it doesn't look like much but this was something of a pain to do, so I was pleased that I did finish this side yesterday. It wasn't as bad as I had imagined, I only cut one board wrong, but trying to hold myself on that slick roof and it being so near the edge and nail that stuff off etc. was kinda tricky. But it's done! Yea!
I did also manage to scrounge up a little more trim so I have all four of the sills and under pieces on all the windows and the corner boards up. Now, I just need to get a little more to do the sides and header pieces. If the rain holds off I am going to try to start running the siding across the front maybe. But I also need to mow the yard; it's getting a little high even for me. And I wanted to get the Bobcat in the garden and do a little leveling and clearing for path preparation. I also have some squash and pepper plants that need setting out and some cantaloupe. Oh!! I almost forgot to tell ya'll... the other day I went by the local lumber/ garden center to buy some bags of soil amendments. Hey, don't scoff! My soil is so bad and I need it fixed faster than I can produce compost, with just me and no animals, so I buy some bagged soil to mix in. Anyway, one bag was unusually heavy, even for me, and as I was loading it into my truck, an older man came up and said "may I help you with that?" And I let him!! Uh-huh, how 'bout that? Maybe I can be salvaged.
The other day FloridaCracker asked me about my new little toy here and I had meant to show it anyway. I bought this little Troy Built cultivator a few weeks ago and so far I like it pretty good. Now, as I had told FC, I had tilled my garden for the past 3 years with a Troy Built Horse; one of those big rear-tine tillers, so the soil was pretty loose anyways. That and it being mostly sand makes it easy to dig. I just needed something at this point to dig a little and mix in compost and amendments and for that I think it does pretty good. It digs like hell and isn't stopped by rocks but if you were breaking new soil I don't believe this would be the thing. One other thing is that it doesn't move forward very well, it just digs itself down in a hole. I find that the best way to go and have it dig deep is to back up with it. It's pretty easy to start and you can buy an electric, push button start for it if you want. It also comes with edger attachments.
Alright, time to get to work. It is so lovely and cool here today. We have actually had a spring this year! It's amazing. Seems the past several years we just go straight from winter to summer, with spring lasting maybe a week! I haven't even used air-conditioning yet but that may change soon. Ya'll have a good weekend; what's left of it!