The weather is good and I have the Spring itch. Well, nothing for it but to head out to the lottie and get stuck in. The strip along our side of the fence between the neighbour man and us needs the first cleaning/schoffeling of the season. The first time is typically work-intensive, but turned out not so bad. Next, the mulch had to be peeled back off of what will be the potato bed this year. We did that and raked the topsoil level with a claw rake. After that, I pulled out my hand-furrow maker and made three trenches for the chitting spuds. Perhaps they will go in net week. The trenches remain open to warm up the soil before planting. Then the sugar bon peas went into the ground. The peas were germinated in plastic guttering, so first The Bride dug a rough trench and I went in behind her and scooped out the loose earth, making the little trough tidy. Next, she slid the germinated peas out of the guttering into the waiting trench. It took two rows. Afterwards we put netting over the peas for a bit of extra protection. Then more schoffeling along the paths to give an appearance of tidiness. Time to admire the Frits: And then this large queen bumblebee on a daff. Rain is forecast for tomorrow—just as well, I am feeling a bit stiff.