The mound you see in the photograph above is my favourite mulch to use in the gardens, double ground hardwood mulch. It is a good mulch to use as it will decay into the soil, helping to add compost. It is dark because it is already partially decayed. That is important as it will not absorbed as much nitrogen from the soil as green mulch would.
Unfortunately, I seem to have pinched a nerve in my lower left back that is causing me some discomfort, actually it hurts quite a bit. Standing puts pressure on the nerve increasing the discomfort about a hundred fold. So my mulch is still in the mound where we unloaded it instead of being spread around the flower beds.
I did manage to do a little gardening by getting down on my hands and knees. I planted a few flowers and weeded a bit being careful not to do anything that would cause further injury. I watered a few veggie plants by carrying water in an old coffee container and making several trips. At 4°C pure water has a density of 1 kg/litre, so I knew better than to lift the large container I normally use. I also manage to hang the new screen door that was a gift from Sister #1. I really enjoy being able to open the kitchen door as it gives a much better view out the side, and I get a nice flow of air without the bugs being able to enter the house.
Hopefully my back will start to heal to the point where I can do some serious work. I was afraid to use a spade to dig the holes I need to continue planting the veggie gardens, and I have some more flower plants that need to be in the ground as well. There is also that mound of mulch that needs to be spread.