What a JOYful surprise that while I thought the first day of spring
would be another day of downpour...
Walking around the yard and garden.... I had to bring my camera
to document this new beginning.
To my delight the wild violets;
celebrated by blooming their little heads off.
I love to share seeds and starts with people and these little violets
were shared with me in the same way. It was probably two decades ago that
I bought a pair of rabbits from a lady way up in the mountains. She and her
husband were homesteaders and lived totally off the land.
After picking out my bunnies; we walked around her place and she
shared so many plants with me to bring home to my own garden.
Her gift has been passed forward many many times now to my own friends
and over the years I've kept moving baby violets into different places
in my yard and they just keep spreading year after year.
I noticed today the hens and chicks have faired pretty well in this giant iron kettle.
Yeeeah I know; they need a little weeding.
Speaking of hens and chicks;
I turned about 6 chickens loose today to forage.
Had to separate these two araucanas from the rest of the big flock
because they've started eating the eggs. Ugggh... it doesn't take
long for the others to catch on how to do that either. Later on,
when it was time to go back to their pen, two roosters were fighting.
That happens alot ... we just have too many roosters.
When I caught them; one threw his wings back
and gave me a nice fat lip.
Wooped by a Roo.
Back around the greenhouse, I spent a good while
pruning the Lantana.
I wasn't sure how far to cut it back so.. I just bit my bigfatlip and
went to town with the shears.
Looking up, I really need to do something with this Wisteria.
Hear it screaming "Help me, I need some support around here!"
I didn't mess with it one iota last year for fear
it would hold it against me and not bloom.
You know how fussy wisteria is?!!!!
Well, I'm hoping letting it rebel like this ... will pay off with
beautiful blooms come May.
It didn't bloom at all last year;
- got froze out.
Two years ago it looked like this...
so I'm.... hoping!
Noticed today my Momma's peonies have shot right up.
I'm so anxious to see them again and get a lump in my throat anticipating
taking those big fluffy pink blooms to her grave. Over everything in my gardening;
I probably dote on them most of all;
they're so special.
-- So is this little thing;
last year my Dad brought me a bag with two rhubarb roots.
I've never been able to keep it going here... and love it so much.
There is nothin like a rhubarb pie... or rhubarb strawberry jam.
(my mouth waters just remembering it.) - Anyways... this little rhubarb plant
is dear to me now too. -- Do any of you relate?
Well ... I'm off to go "play." :)
Lately I've been rather obsessed with planners, and things.
--I also joined 30 Days of Lists.
This was one of the daily prompts. I'll share it here since the prompt was
"Cures for the wintertime blues." You don't have to scrapbook anything- the whole
idea is to just "write" what comes to your mind... with the prompts. I can't tell you how enjoyable
it is! You can do it on plain notebook paper, or stickynotes, or however you like. Anyways, I'm glad I've been keeping up with it coz flipping through my little planner book and reading all these little things makes me happy. It's a quick little thing to document. Plus uses up those smaller pieces of scrapbook papers, and justifies the need to keep buying washi tape. lol
Hope you had a wonderful
first day of SpriNg!!!
Here's to another