It took more than nine back-breaking hours of weeding, but the crop circle is now nearly ready for planting! All I need to do is add another yard-and-a-half of composted chicken manure and rototill it in. You can clearly see that I’ve already started planting in the center area – had some plants that just couldn’t wait. I’m hoping that I can amend the soil tomorrow, till it, and start planting. We had an 80-degree day here today which, for the Pacific Northwest, is almost hotter than hell. But the garden is loving it! I won’t comment on my sunburns.