Easter weekend

Yesterday started with blueberry pancakes and coffee–so nice to wake up with no alarm. And the robins are back in large numbers, along with redwing blackbirds, singing Spring back.

lazy Saturday morning
lazy Saturday morning

We’re thinking about buying a new garden cart–let me see if I can find a photo of it from the internet:

garden cart
garden cart

This picture is from the Lowe’s website. The cart is six cubic feet, steel-mesh bed with fold-down sides. We’re checking to see if any of our local hardware/garden stores sell it.

We’ve also been having discussions about our giant compost pile that we’ve been putting kitchen scraps in all winter, without adding any “brown” ingredients, and without covering it from snow/rain–so it is not composting properly. We’re planning to turn it and add a lot of old hay from the hay mow. This is what our breakfast conversations are like! At this time of year we talk mostly about outdoor plans.

double white amaryllis
double white amaryllis

Meanwhile indoors the amaryllis continue to bloom, and vegetable seedlings are sprouting very well.

broccoli and cabbage seedlings
broccoli and cabbage seedlings

I started my flower seeds yesterday–delphinium, rudbeckia, and hollyhock so far. We strolled around outside this morning. Snowflake was snoozing on the woodpile:

nice place for a nap
nice place for a nap

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Yesterday he enjoyed the bench under the apple tree:???????????????????????????????As we stroll around the yard we see lots of “pruning” work has been done by the deer, especially the hydrangea and viburnum. I got the rake out and did a little neatening, raking away leaves and dead stalks/stems. Narcissus and tulips are coming up everywhere. Right on schedule.

tulip
tulip

 

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