After the swing ride, I decided to go back to hoeing and Aliza decided to come and help me: Of course, Aliza's version of help is to crawl in the dirt and pick up rocks. Which she then either handed to me, or tried to eat:
My productivity has seriously declined at this point. But, I did manage to finish hoeing by the end of Day 1:No more weeds (but I did leave the mint!), ground all turned up and ready for the manure and soil I bought. And the veggies.
Day 3 (ahhh, how I love three day weekends!) was once again sunny so I got to work relatively early in the morning. Russ had planned to mow and then put the fence back up so I decided my veggies would be safe. Aliza was "helping" me again, this time by flinging dirt around:
With Aliza's help I did manage to finish planting....lettuce, peppers, and cucumbers! Voila! Instant garden: