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.
We’re thinking about buying a new garden cart–let me see if I can find a photo of it from the internet:
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.
Meanwhile indoors the amaryllis continue to bloom, and vegetable seedlings are sprouting very well.
I started my flower seeds yesterday–delphinium, rudbeckia, and hollyhock so far. We strolled around outside this morning. Snowflake was snoozing on the woodpile:
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.