Winter's hold on us seems to have ended
as we begin to have a day here & there
of sunshine and blue skies in between the frequent April showers.
The daffodils and primroses are the first here to bloom.
I've started work in the raised beds,
turning the soil and weeding,
and planting some lettuce and spinach.
I planted a bed of garlic since the cloves I planted
last fall never came up.
I pruned the raspberries and blackberries,
though not sure I really know what I'm doing there...
The hens are happy to be outside and scratching around
to their heart's content.
The new chicks are on order and scheduled to arrive
I took a pair of clippers out to the edge of the woods and
cut some grapevines for a wreath.
I gathered some pussy willows, stuck them in,
and hung it on the front door - somehow it
makes Spring seem more official.
And, the elan mitts are now checked off the projects-to-finish list.
I am so happy I discovered faux" fairisle!