We spent most of our Fourth of July morning and afternoon working out in the garden planting and weeding and weeding and planting and working on the old Ford tractor that hasn't been run in more than two years. After hooking the chain up to it and pulling it with the truck around the barn once or twice we were able to get it started and it ran really well. The only problem with is it refuses to start back up once it's shut down so obviously we need to work on the starter a bit more but just the fact that ol' reliable started up at all and ran for any length of time was a wonderful thing.
The garden itself is doing pretty well. In the little garden we've attempted a "mostly" no till approach. The only tilling we have done has been in the planted rows themselves and, considering the small size of this particular garden space, that has only been about six rows all told. I can honestly say I don't think I'll take a no till approach next year but the garden has grown, we do have celery, chinese lettuce, peppers, broccoli, tomatoes, watermelon and corn popping up. We even have a musk melon coming up that we didn't even try for.
Our summer flowers are starting to bloom.