It is 61 degrees and I started the big clean up. We had a fabric salesman here this morning and the I decided to get my 3 hours worth of cleaning out of the way. This year I made a pact with myself to work only 2-3 hours a day on the back breaking clean up so I wouldn’t hurt my old body quite so much. It’s so tempting to keep working when I get started but I’m going to try to restrain myself this year. I started right outside the garage by storing all the sidewalk salt and grit for next year and generally cleaned and sorted gardening tools and pots. Then I tackled the garage and moved all the hardy perennials outside. My pot of miniature hollyhocks is blooming! We have these seeds for sale and now would be a good time to sow them directly onto the ground because they are very hardy. The lavender and hen and chicks also went outside. Both spent the winter in the garage and playhouse and are looking quite healthy. Now I’m off to the sewing machine. Last ballgame tonight! I was hoping to cheer for Wisconsin but now I’ll cheer for UConn.