After sitting through four straight days of rain, we finally were dealt a lovely day - with pretty cool winds, but never mind. I have been sorting through my seed packets for months and finally - I couldn't help myself. I planted something. So sue me. Those folks who live in more northern climes will understand - the sun finally comes out, there is green grass and the leaves are erupting left and right BUT every night the temps dip into the 30s. Sooooo close. I took a deep breath and planted nasturtiums in an empty hanging basket. Which I will tote in every night until it's warm enough to leave out. I move it every hour or so to keep it in the the sunlight. Tomorrow I am going to pick up some organic lettuce seedlings and I'm going to plant them in my cold frame, goshdarnit. I can put the glass cover on it to hold the heat in - I just need to see some things grow!
This constant rain has wreaked havoc with the chicken yard. I try to keep their nesting boxes filled with fresh wood shavings on a regular basis, but they drag their muddy feet in and no amount of shavings keep the eggs clean. I am in constant danger of having my shoes sucked off. Wait. That sounds way too weird.
I miss my tree. I had put it off as long as I could, but the heavy rains and high winds were shifting the shallow root base. Plus, I couldn't bear to watch it slowly dying. While the garden is enjoying lots more sunlight, the tree's absence makes the house look shabby. i think I might add some more elderberry bushes because - well, elderberries. You can't have too many.
My good old pear tree has pulled out all the stops. I hope we can maintain non-freeze weather so that the blossoms will last long enough to be visited by bees. There is so much at stake in the spring.