I am really behind on the garden chores. Really, really behind. I should have more things planted outdoors by now. But I don't. At this time, I've only planted pumpkins, carrots, leeks, beets and radishes. I've got to get the rest of the seeds in the ground. The other day, when it was bright and sunny, I took the opportunity to spend the entire day outdoors and clean up all the beds in the vegetable garden. This means raking up all the leaves that have littered the garden and pulling all the weeds that have taken over. Then the hubs tilled composted manure and our own homemade compost into all the beds.