In some areas of the country, Memorial Day marks the beginning of Summer--Maine isn't necessarily one of these areas. But Memorial Day does mark the beginning of the visitors to our state, the opening of Antique stores that have been shuttered all winter and the day when we can safely put in our gardens.
Molly peacefully petted her pet rabbit, Thunder God, and kept me company while I planted in the new vegetable garden.
A truckload of topsoil wasn't really in the budget this year, so we went with Plan B. We had a load of compost that had been cooking since last summer, so we worked a little bit of the compost into each of the planting holes. Fingers crossed--maybe it will work--if not we'll live off the surplus of squash and tomatoes from our friends and neighbors. I actually kind of like the idea of making the soil rich with our compost even if it takes a couple of years to get it right.