A January gardening win!

Amen and Hallelujah! What joy there was today as I was able to get out and work in the garden! I didn’t realize how badly I needed that until I was outside, kneeling in the soil, weeding, and it just felt *perfect*. It has been a long time since that has happened. Did I mention that the sun was shining? We had glorious sunshine and it was beautiful!

We have had quite a bit of rain (as well as high winds) for the past month, so the soil is very wet. It’s actually too wet for weeding. But I have some snowdrops just starting to push through the soil in a new spot this year, and I want to be able to see the pretty snowdrops and not just the weeds around them, so I did my best to clear the space.

Since it was a mild day, I took advantage of the lack of wind and laid out some cardboard where I want to kill the grass. My husband then put down compost/grass cuttings on top of the cardboard to keep it in place. Yay! We can check that job off of the list.

It was a perfect afternoon to get a few outside jobs done, and I’m so thankful to have had the chance to do exactly that. I had a different blog post in mind for today (continuing a review of last year’s garden) but I’ll save that for another day. Today is all about living in the moment, and enjoying what is in front of me.

The garden isn’t offering many picture worthy elements just yet (or maybe I’m being a tiny bit picky). So I’m going to leave you with just two: One of Kitty when she jumped on my back while I was weeding today, and one of a sunset view from our front yard.

I hope you are also able to seize those opportunities to be outside when the weather is good!

In Peace,
Dana

Kitty helping me weed by sitting on my back

Kitty is my loyal gardening supporter. Whenever I go in the garden, she is sure to be nearby, either being on the lookout for field mice, sitting on my kneeler to keep it warm for me, or sometimes, she offers her physical support by laying on my back, as surely that would motivate me to pull the weeds faster. 🙂

Sunset view from the front garden

This picture is a snapshot into the peacefulness of my garden. It’s just me, the birds, and Kitty. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!