We have been Very patient waiting for our weather to warm, and the snow to ' just stop, already,' but it has not stopped Bill from gettin' er' done! He was in the storage shed working on the lawn mower when intermittent snow showers fell this weekend. I could barely see 3 of the grandboys helping out.
The weather has also NOT stopped my guy from working outside. He is
'outstanding' in his field, with a rake and a shovel, removing potato-size rocks. So far he has hauled away 3 dump trailer loads...big trailer loads.
It gives him something to do, I suppose, while waiting for the ground to finally warm enough for planting. This year, in our little 1/2 acre that's plowed along the edge of the field, we will be planting Pumpkins, Decorative Gourds, Indian Corn, Squash and Potatoes. Let's hope for a great growing season...because we are beginning to run out of growing days in our Zone 3 gardens. With luck and a radio, maybe the deer that are munching away behind the tractor, will leave the garden alone.
I think we will have to spray the edge with blood meal. So far, that trick has kept the deer from eating my Hostas and Lilies for the past 2 yrs. so it sure should work around the gardens. Time will tell.
I'd like to wish each of you gardeners a productive growing season with just the right amount of warm rain and plenty of sunshine. And, also for you, no deer, bunnies or mice eating your labor intensive produce. Definitely, NO late or early killing frosts!
Have a wonderful week filled with dirt under your nails and on your knees, sweat on your brow and a handy drink of water.
Awwww, Life Is Good
Blessings One and All