This afternoon Mr MC&W was playing FIFA and ZAP was happily playing. I felt a real need to get outside. So I wrapped up warm, put on my wellies with about six pairs of socks and grabbed my gardening gloves.
Last week I posted about the border we have created and the fact the soil type is pretty heavy clay. Being so time poor I decided to start giving it a dig over to see exactly what I am dealing with. I found the clay soil was as bad first thought and roots, so many roots, there are brambles, nettles, ivy and countless other weeds.
At first, this was very disheartening, I stood up and slowly look around at the enormous amount of hard work ahead. But when I started to dig I found it to be very enjoyable. We have a very busy life, OB with his type 1 and ASD is a constant worry. Blood sugar checks, carb counting, hypos and hypers. It is a emotional rollercoaster that you can not exit. Mr MC&W has a very stressful job with long hours commuting. Combined with a toddler who is into everything and making sure ATM has the attention he so desperately needs.. Sometimes it can get a little overwhelming.
But as I dug, pulled the roots out of the ground, nothing mattered, my head was in a gardening zone. I came inside not only refreshed from the fresh air but somehow mentally rested. The plan is to dig the whole border over, pulling up as many roots as I can. Then to dig in lots of manure. Really prepare the soil for the planting.
I have lots of digging to do and I am sure it's going to be rather good for me physically and mentally.