That was my motto today because we are now under a winter storm watch tomorrow – sad but true! When people ask me when I think it’s safe to put their plants outdoors, I always tell them to wait till Mothers Day – April is a fickle month and you just can’t trust it. Consequently I had only my new hanging fern to bring into the house tonight.
There’s been lots of entertainment at my porch table for a couple days – much equipment, vehicles, workers, and tractors across the rode where they’re tiling.
It’s quite a process and one I’ve never given much thought to so I had to ask Rick my stupid tiling questions.
Today was grocery shopping and if I don’t write this blog post first thing in the morning, the day just speeds by. More cleanup today but not as much as Wednesday. Boy, I can’t do that again! But first a chicken picture – see those two smaller white chickens and one black one at the top of the photo? Those are the chicks from last January- the other two are just out of the frame. They’re nearly full grown and I still don’t know how many roosters there are.
This area is just north of the barn and late last summer I moved some peonies here.
Good thing I marked each plant because I can just barely see the new plants coming up – see that little red sprout?
Next to it is a corner of the barn which just looks messy – not bad but a rake would be good here.
Yup, I was right – a little cleanup was needed.
Keep going to the west to where the dead tree had fallen a couple weeks ago. Rick cut up the tree leaving the trunk for the goats and I raked.
Another messy job cleaned up – until there’s another one – ha! That’s just living in the country. One of the very best things about living in the country is seeing my chickens in the yard. No matter how old I get while still living here, I will always have some chickens. I just love seeing them up by the house.
And here is my most frustrating problem on 10 acres. After we finished remodeling 5 years ago I contacted a landscape company who just insisted that I couldn’t put sod down. I tried to explain that I had dogs who would be running across the yard which would be hard on new seeding. They simply would not put sod down for me even though that is what I wanted and was willing to pay for. They said sod would not grow with so much shade. They wanted to spray seed the area. I had to get fill dirt hauled in, spread, and raked level. They promised I would be happy. This is my “grass” today.
I want pretty grass. I love to mow the grass. I love to look at the grass. I’ll never forget one year during an open house, someone complimented me on the grass and exclaimed that it was weed free and that it was beautiful. That compliment meant a lot. My yard today just makes me sad.