First I tackled the mess of leaves behind the shed, so they wouldn't blow in every time I opened the back door. The leaf sucker/shredder took care of them quickly.
There....that looks better!
The garlic growing behind the shed looks pretty good, although it's difficult to see it in the photo.
I dumped the shredded leaves into this future tomato bed, which won't get planted until May, and topped it off with several 5-gallon buckets of composted cow manure.
Then I dug it all in with my new baby. This little thing is a back saver. It's quiet, I can start it by pushing a button, I can guide it with one hand and it works great on my 2-3' wide garden beds. I LOVE it! I just about bought it at Lowe's last week, but decided to check out the reviews on Amazon first. I'm sure glad I did, as Amazon's price was $88 less than Lowe's, including sales tax. I ordered it Monday night, and it was on my doorstep by noon Wednesday.
About ten more buckets of manure, and the onion bed was ready to till. That probably took all of ten minutes, including smoothing out the bed and having it ready to plant.
All finished! I planted around 120 Walla Walla sweet onions in the 12' x 2' bed. Now, if it would just rain.