This was started yesterday:
Today was a cool one. I only pick and choose the best days to be outside and this one wasn't one of them. A little too cool and way to windy for me.
We do finally have all the garden carts(3) up and operable. Had to repair a tire and buy a new one. Got all the mowers going. I got the Stihl trimmer going (bless the starter spray!). Still have not attempted the tiller and may not need it.....we will see how that goes.
The chickens pretty much took the winter off. I even had to buy eggs a few times which really aggravated me.
We had some patchy frost last night and thin sheet of ice on the bird bath. Should be our last but I never trust that April 20th frost free date! I have learned that lesson the hard way.
We have had a busy morning for us. I took some eggs in to the lady who cuts my hair. The shop is in the center where my little local store is located. I have decided that Walmart is now beyond my comfort zone so I shop there. We picked up a few (mostly) sale things and headed home.
Before we left, I toured the yard on my riding mower and took a few pictures.
These are the girls in the header picture. They are laying nicely now after their winter break,
I pulled up a handful of henbit. They keep all the green eat down in their chicken yard so I try to remember them when I mow.
Right next to their pen is the long garden fence border. I haven't cleaned it yet so ignore the various green stuff at the base of the Aloha rose. It survived our extremely cold winter in great shape.
This has become a pass-along rose. It started with a cutting from my Grandmother to me on the old farm; from the old farm from a cutting I took to this farm. I have passed it to my Iowa Sis and she has kept it going in her garden for about 20 years now.
The lighter tree back inside the garden is an interesting experiment. We had a tree surgeon/arborist come out last summer and remove some bushy things and the big maple tree in the west yard. This one I am referring to is a 20-year old sour cherry tree, probably a Starkrimson cherry. It split several years ago and I was going to have him take it out. He suggested that we keep the best half and see if it would bloom for a few more years so we did. It was covered in white blooms a few days ago so I have my fingers crossed. Max loves fresh cherry pie.
These are part of the border by the front road. I have thinned the border so we have better vision of traffic when pulling out of our driveway.
All for now.
Thank you all for remembering me. I have missed blogging just because of you all.