On the first day of spring, my true love gave to me a beautiful day to be working outside.
I saw ground for the first time on our vegetable beds. The snow melt
from the mountains is now gently trickling down our seasonal streambed.
We pruned our fruit trees with a great friend of ours visiting from
overseas. We tidied up the greenhouse, anticipating being able to put
our tomato, eggplant and pepper starts out there in just a few days. We
unloaded the 2000 pounds of organic potting soil we bought from a local
farm. We trekked up to the compost pile for the first time in weeks. And
back inside the house, we made some delicious homemade sausages (more
on that in a later post).
We are officially delayed in
our planting now (usually we get the peas
in the ground today), but I feel hopeful that it will start soon. We've
adapted to the weather and we're anxiously enjoying our last few days of