The weather has been different this Spring - lots of rain and storms. Even now, it is hindering our garden building. We are making raised beds, since we live on a ridge and have no good soil.
It has taken us nearly 4 weeks to finish the first bed - first, we had to cut down some trees. Then we had to buy 4 truckloads of cement blocks (they weigh so much Richard could only haul 20 at a time and 2 trips take all day). Then we got soil. In between, we got a load of gravel for some places in the driveway. Then came fertilizer and mulch. Then we had a clear day to actually build the bed. That took all day and some of the next day. We finished in the rain. We waited a few days for the rain to subside, and then we got plants because it's too late to grow some things from seed; they won't mature before fall.