I gathered the mulch from the woods to place around the leek plants and over the entire bed, including the trench walls. Below is a close up picture of the mulched bed.
To spread the mulch, I protected a leek plant with one hand and dropped mulched around it with the other. The mulch is around 2 inches deep more or less.
I had to use an old mop bucket to carry the mulch from the woods. It took several trips. My husband’s disassembled metal shop is currently blocking the gate to the woods. I could walk around it all, but there was no room to maneuver a wheel barrow.
David’s shop has been a work in progress since 2008 when he bought the shop from a neighbor. He had to cut trees down, have the stumps removed, have the site prepared and a concrete pad poured. Recently he has moved the entire shop over here for reassembly onto the concrete pad.
After that I took a walk in the woods to see the wild flowers and spring leaves. Below is a view of my compost piles.
A week or two ago, I worked in the woods, clearing fallen branches and the fallen trees that I could move. While there, I saw blue jay feathers scattered about. I found them again today and took a picture.
While I am off my topic, I have to tell you that this morning, I heard a mourning dove hit a sour note.