We left for 3 days and
came home to a meltdown. The snow in our
field has gone down 18 inches and we can see
open ground in the fields,YEAH!!!
I spent a good share of today outside. The warm
air felt so good on my shoulders. I found bits
of sedum outside of it's rock bed. Yes, the ground
was soft enough to gently nudge them out of the
ground and place them back where they belong.
I slowly walked to the mailbox for today's magazines
and only one bill...I'm elated! As I returned to the house,
the long way, going around to the deck side, I couldn't
resist checking each flower bed to see if there were any
brave buds peeking their noses through the ice and water that still puddles around them. They are coming, slowly.
It was the best day, even with the sprinkles we had early in the morning, to awaken my restless spirit. Since the ground is soft, it's still too muddy to get too anxious about planting, but
Spring Is Here Afterall! The Robins are hopping around, and singing with the tree filled finches and chickadees. We saw a couple yearling deer for the first time since early winter. They are healthy as they run and kick up their heels. They've been trimming my apple trees, so, it's never too early to re-secure the wire cages that protect them.
On our road trip, we finally gave up on the mesh fencing we have been using for years to keep the deer out of our gardens. Instead, we bought roll after roll of mesh wire. That will keep the deer out and they will not be running through it. We will be cutting cedar posts first, peeling them and sinking them deep in the ground to secure the wire to.
Then, a nice gate....I have my eye on a few favorites I found on the web world.
I happen to have all but one of these garden tools, but I could always improvise and Bill will do the welding. I do love this one. It's so ' me,' but it is a bit ' sharp.'
I have an old iron wheel frame so could go with this beauty. I can see the Hollyhocks, Clematis and Roses loving it...
the split-rail fence below is the one I will probably end up with. We have plenty of cedar in our woods so it's also free!
Which one is your favorite?
I'm getting excited. I already have a path worn from the house to the gardens, worn in from years of footwork to the business of gardening and harvesting. All I need is a gate!
Have a weekend full of spring adventure!
Life is So Good!
Thanks for stopping and making me smile!