Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Spring!!!


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!

9 comments:

JMD said...

Hooray for spring, ours was a bit slow arriving but we have been relishing every second of it. Fighting wild plants, planting pots full of flowers and soaking up some warmth. Nice isn't it?

ErinFromIowa said...

I sure do enjoy when you move rocks around. The resulting gardening also.

edifice rex said...

Hey JMD! Ours was very slow in getting here too, it seems. And yes, it's VERY nice!

Hey ERin! Ha! thanks! I enjoy it too.

Ed said...

The snow is gone and the bulbed flowers are poking out from underneath their mulch so our spring is coming at a fast clip. But as of yet, I haven't seen anything blooming. Next week...

Rachael Miller said...

Your pictures only increase my anticipation for our coming spring. I know it's creeping ever closer this way.

edifice rex said...

Hey Ed! Well, maybe soon ya'll will have some blooms and flowers!

Hey Rachel! Yeah, hopefully yours will come soon too!

woodysrockyridge said...

I finally see the buds on the redbuds are swelling, hellborne is blooming as are the jonquils. Although are nights are still below freezing I've heard the peepers singing. All good sign for brighter days.

It maybe dry enough this Friday to get some garden work done.

edifice rex said...

Hey Woody! Well, I hope things warm up a bit for ya'll and you have great weather for your weekend!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Nice to see spring weather and ad about all your projects.