Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Ahhhaaaahaaaaahaaaa!! Feast your eyes, all of you still snow-bound and frozen, upon the glorious, golden warmth of the blessed South!!!! This is one reason why we say, "American by birth, Southern by the grace of God!" Yes!! We have Spring!!!
Well, okay, we are still having to run a fire at night but the daytime has been quite wonderful this week with highs in the 60's. If I were not so freakin' far behind on my pottery I would spend every moment out in the garden. As it is I am going to have to take some time, probably this weekend, to plant some more stuff in the garden, but more about that later.
I'm just bursting at the seams for all kinds of projects around here and the other day I thought, well, I'll just move this one rock down to where I want to build that new retaining wall. (To replace those old rotten logs holding up the driveway flower bed) Aaannd, then 3 hours later I had built about 1/3 of it. So, I've been taking a half an hour here and there to work on it when the weather is nice. Stacking rocks is a form of meditation for me I believe. I can't seem to get a very good photo of what I've built so far but if you enlarge it maybe it will look better. Now I need to move a number of plants around and fill in some holes but I think it will look really good when I'm done.
I've also been working on the fruit border beds in the garden; remulching, training vines on trellises, and all that. Moving a few things around or dividing things. I added a pot of thyme to the bottom corner of this bed. I have a few herbs planted amongst the fruit bushes. I think they grow and work together well. You can see my blueberries are loaded with blossoms again this year.
Lots of grass has been springing up also so the chooks have plenty to graze on and scratch through for bugs and all. We leave this run open all day and one or two might go in it during the day but generally speaking, they all wait until late afternoon to go in as a group and graze. I have no idea why, but they have a very set routine apparently. Chickens are so funny.
Well, I have a number of things going on around here so I'll be back soon (hopefully) with some more projects to show, maybe even some stuff going on within the house!