The gardening season opened yesterday, with my first day of weeding. A friend and I spent about 7 hours in her Hampden garden plot (where I have little rectangle this year), most of it just pulling and pulling and pulling weeds.
It didn't seem so hard at the time -- and hanging out in the dirt is fun -- but last night I hurt from my calves to my shoulders. My weeding muscles in my right wrist still aren't happy. But I got to plant some cold-weather plants: lettuce, carrots and radishes.
I wish I'd taken before and after photos, because we accomplished so much.