Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Dreaming of Spring

The daylight hours are getting longer and that gets me looking forward to Spring. The Chickens are laying more eggs and the temps are better.

This year I want to try something new. I want to plant some Dahlias and Asters and Zinnias. I want a cutting garden. I am trying to work less and have more time to garden. We keep cutting down trees, but we are at our property line. The neighbor joined us and cut some down but sadly it isn't enough. I have a 25x25' plot which has some perennials and a huge Limelight hydrangea in it. So I want to put a couple of 4'x12' raised beds on the right side of this plot. I am hoping they get more sunshine here. I have been ordering away and have some plans drawn up. I can't wait to see how they do this year. Here is my plot cleaned up. I did it last weekend and I don't think I have ever had it done by the end of February. My chicken droppings have gone in the compost for the past year so I am hoping it will help my garden grow too.

 The potting shed got a little color for Spring while I was out there. I can't wait to clean her out and be able to putter in my happy place. With the windows open and a warm breeze in the air.
I can't wait for it to be like this again. Isn't it hard to believe that this is the spot where my second picture was taken?
On a completely different subject I have put this set on Craigslist because I finally ordered a new set that should be here in about 3 weeks. The new set has the same lines. This set has been comfortable and has lasted so well. It is 18 yrs. old. I have been procrastinating for the last five years. It is just starting to show some wear on the corners. I hope we find someone to take it off our hands or I will be parking outside.