I spent most of my efforts this week in the remaining two raised beds. These were weeded, tilled and watered before being planted with tomato, pepper, cauliflower, broccoli, leek and cabbage seedlings. Planting food into the ground is such a satisfying act, but there is no denying that it is hard work.
As I walked around the rest of my yard I noticed that the elderberry bushes I planted a couple years ago are monstrous. I will have to turn my attention to giving them more space next week. The raspberry bushes are in bloom and filled with the steady buzz of pollinators. Listening to them work is like listening to the sweetest of music. Small apples and peaches are swelling on our young fruit trees, and there are pretty columbines blooming in my font yard. These sunny spring days fill my heart with gratitude for many things.