Monday, 30 March 2015

First fire of the season

Well, since my last post we've had our requisite last snowfall of about 4 inches,  but ever since we've been on the warm up and the forecast looks great!   There's even a 70 set for later this week,  and maybe even a thunderstorm.   We did have our first official rain this weekend,  and with this forecast,  I think things are going to start greening up.   My tulips were on hold since I left them outside,  but I think they should sprout up quickly now.   They had a setback when Indiana the puppy dug them out of their pots,  but I think they will pull through.   Now it's time to burn the branches that fell over the winter!  And our Christmas greens. 

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Beautiful Weekend!

We had a great weekend down in Iowa.  Things are a bit further along down there,  about 3 hours South,  but not too far.  Our ground is mostly firm now (a few days in the 60s seems to do the trick), but nothing has started to show signs of spring yet.   No buds on the lilacs,  no irises poking through and the tulips in my pots have not showed any signs of progress.  The grass hasn't started to green yet either,  but that's ok.   We pulled out a couple of patio chairs and are enjoying a beautiful,  65 degree evening on the deck!

Wednesday, 11 March 2015


Well,  I never got the tulips out of the garage like I planned,  and now it's just below freezing at night and in the 50s during the day,  so I decided to put the pots straight onto the patio.   I put them where they will get morning sun and have watered them...we'll see what they do!

Sunday, 8 March 2015

It feels like Spring!

Above freezing temps for the full 10 day forecast!  Time to think spring chores!  The ground hasn't thawed yet-we have standing water all over the yard-so today we only picked up a portion of the doggie droppings, but we have to stay off of it for the most part until it dries out.

On the To-Do list will be to pick up the rest of the droppings, pick up any trash and sticks, burn the brush that fell over the winter once it dries out, and unpack the patio furniture!