Well Canada Day is almost over.
We had a busy day! As usual we spent a lot of time in the garden. I don’t know why, but whenever there’s a holiday we tend to use it to get things done in our yard.
Today we spent quite a bit of time in the front yard. Weeding the planted front boulevard, trimming a tidying up the plants (roses) in the flower beds in our front yard and so on. Then we moved on to the backyard to dead head some of the rose and other flowers.
At least we didn’t have too much work to do in the backyard. Two weeks ago we spent 8 hours working in the backyard tidying up the flower beds. Lucky for us – it still looks pretty good.
Once we were done tidying up the garden, we opened up two garbage containers in our driveway. The containers were full of something called Alfalfa tea. It’s a home made organic compost. It smells a bit like manure on a farm!
We got two watering containers and repeatedly dipped them into the large garbage containers full of alfalfa tea. We spent about an hour pouring the organic compost on our garden beds and even our lawn.
I think we stunk up the whole neighborhood! To bad we didn’t have some huge hand dryers or fans to blow the smell away! Man it was awful, but it two or three days my plants are going to start growing and showing us that they appreciate their smelly treat.
Once we finished applying the alfalfa tea to our garden and yard we did a light watering. I’ve found that if we water right away after putting the stinky liquid down the smell disperses fairly quickly. I’m sure our neighbors weren’t too happy with us when we started smelling up the area … but hey – we tried to get rid of the smell as fast as we could.
Before going outside to work in the garden I did some prep work on our dinner. I peeled some corn on the cob, cut up some green pepper for the grill, and cleaned some asparagus. I also had some steak marinating in the fridge. I new that if I didn’t get the things we were going to have for dinner ready before I went outside to garden I’d be too tired to do it later.
So needless to say, once we were finally done in the garden (about 8 pm) we quickly got ready to grill our steak and green peppers. I steamed the corn and asparagus in the microwave. It was a great dinner and it hit the spot after working hard outside for hours and hours.
Once we were done dinner we noticed that people were setting off fireworks in the park down the street. So we walked down to the park to watch some of the fireworks. There were at least two big firework shows going on in the city tonight, but since we didn’t finish our work outside early enough we were happy enough to just watch our neighbors with their fireworks.
It was nice!
All in all I’d say we had a good day and we sure got a lot done.
If you’re Canadian did you do anything special for Canada Day? Oh and if you’re one of my American readers , what ere you planning for the fourth of July?