I did it! It took four months because other things came up, but today I finally cleared the last part of the last raised bed – my raspberry patch.

I still need to manage the abundant grass and weeds growing between the canes, so I’m not done. And I’m not sure how to do that. Mulch? I’m so tired from the work that I can’t think straight to figure it out. But getting this far feels great.

And I met another garter snake. I see them everywhere and it’s unsettling. It swerved out from under me to the far side of the bed, then coiled back and sprung over the rail to get away. *SHUDDER*