As you may already know, I have always made a place in my schedule for exercise. Exercise releases “happy hormones”, or endorphins, which give an overall sense of well-being – who doesn’t want that!
This year more than ever, my exercise has been in the form of walking and working in the vineyard. But, after being off my feet because of broken toes, my exercise is hoeing. Hoeing the garden that is.
As you can see, watered by two tenths of an inch of rain last week, the weeds took off.
Normally, if the garden needs hoeing, we have a hoeing party. Working together, we get the 200ft x 400ft area done quickly. However, everyone is busy on the filter house so, I decided to do it myself.
Drum roll, please!
The only places that were not overgrown with weeds were the watermelons.
And, the cantaloupes.
I even have blisters! They could have been avoided if I had worn gloves but, I did not want a weird suntan. Vanity I know, but that is just the way it is. At least I was able to breathe fresh air, sweat and clean out my pores, stock up on vitamin D … the benefits are numerous. And the garden is now weed-free. Well, almost!
How about you, what are you doing for exercise these days?
How is your garden doing?
Leave a comment, I would love to hear!