Monday, March 25, 2013
Spring Is Buried
This is what I woke up to this morning! Spring is under there somewhere, I'm still waiting for it to emerge. These are containers that I winter sowed. If snow is suppose to good for them, I have happy seeds today.
I mulched my garden with leaves throughout the winter, so I left up my fence to contain the leaves. I had planned to take it down this week-end and get it ready for tilling. As you can see that didn't happen. I'm going to expand it 3 - 4 feet to the right this season. I want to make my paths a little wider, so it will be easier to get through. I like to take my grandson in to pick veggies, and the paths are little to narrow for him. I also want to add an area for garlic and onions and a few more tomatoes. I planted 8 tomato plants last season, I plan to add 2 more this year. My salsa was so good, I want to make sure I have lots of tomatoes.
I'm trying a few new varieties this year, Tiffen Mennonite, Delicious and Homestead. I haven't met a garden tomato yet that I didn't like.
The bird bath and feeder are snow covered. I've seen tons of birds in the backyard. I have no idea what they are. This week I'll be spending time making homemade feeders for them. Stay tuned for that post. Years ago, I didn't even notice them unless they were making a mess on my car, sidewalk or deck. Now, I'm curious about my feathered friends. I'm going to invest in a camera with a nice lens so I can start taking photos of them. Do you feed the birds? Do you know the different species? I'm familiar with the cardinal since it is our state bird, robins, woodpeckers, wrens and humming birds. Otherwise, I have alot of studying to do on various species. Maybe I'll put a "Species" book on my Christmas list this year.