Finally got all the yard clean up done 2 weeks ago. It was a hard thing, the first 2 weeks in April were Mighty Cold, then you would get one day in the 60's. The last 2 weeks cold, then 3 or 4 days of rain, one nice day and the cycle would start all over again. Today? it's cold, only 44, but sunny. Nothing but rain since last Thursday night.
Just before the last of the clean up, CB and I were able to get enough pallets to make another compost bin. Then the one I ordered from KGMB showed up. Boy was it nice not to have to pay to have all of that hauled away this year. Now everytime I empty the kitchen scaps in I just add a forkful from the leaf bins and put the lid back on. I am learning to love the Earth a little more each day.
Yesterday I wnet to Fleet farm and utilized my truck bed for the first time. CB and I were able to put up the rabbit (and squirrel) proof fence in the afternoon. Tomorrow is suppose to be a little warmer, so we will do the same around the strawberry patch (no more crazy people in electric wheelchairs driving through), and fire up the tiller for the new flower bed. We have to get the holes dug for the new roses also. They arrived last week with the downpours. The good news about the rain is Lake Michigan is rising again. Last year we were at a near record low. The news reports that it has rising 2 feet over the last 18 months and will continure to rise through the end of July. It's still about 9 inches below the long term average, but every little bit helps.
The greenhouses are filling quickly, the last one will have to be put up tomorrow, just running out of room for flowers and the veggies are starting to fill in.
Out in the gardens green things are popping up all over. Time to get the camera and start taking pictures again. The trees are all starting to bud, the grass it turning green. Soon it will be time to get the chair cushions out and really be able to enjoy the fruits and blooms of all the hard work.
To all, enjoy your gardens, don't over do it (like that ever happens!) keep well.