Hi, to all the new readers who may be joining us from Mother Earth News. I am presently writing a blog on spray drift issues, and welcome all of you who are reading that blog to follow along on this blog.
Spring is coming - although very slowly. Earlier we started to plant our first permaculture trees - 2 chestnuts, ,2 paw paws, 2 hazelnuts, 2 black berry bushes and 1 Arkasas Black apple tree, but couldn't because the frost was still in the ground. But last week we were able to do so...!! See the pictures of Dave doing all the work (I take the pictures...not a bad trade-off!) No really, dear Reader, I do lots of work on the land - mostly pruning and cleaning out the invasive honeysuckle. I even picked up all the rocks on the trailer, although Dave helped me put them in the ruts along the Road-Between-The-Ponds. We had another fire, too. There is SO much to do to restore this land! It's fun!
I've had lots of animal visitors - the blue heron is back, Gordon and Gordeeta, ducks or loons, and even some large hawks or buzzards. (I couldn't tell which!) If you look really closely, you will see Gordeeta sitting on her nest.
Bob Nolte came out to view the area where I am thinking of putting a root cellar. That's Bob on the right of Dave on top of the High Road. He will do the concrete for the root cellar. Make note that I am not building a bunker! Believe it or not, people around here are building bunkers. Amazing! No, this root cellar will be small and only used for fruits and vegetables and maybe as an occasional shelter from a tornado.
The snow is gone for good, we hope, although they say it may actually snow this Friday! Still, it IS spring and we're ready for it! I've ordered 40 more trees, so we'll be busy planting those.
Angela sent me some Easter photos of the triplets. The girls must have received plaid dresses and Jack a new shirt. Daddy and Jack are hanging out together on Easter Sunday afternoon. So cute! But then, I am a proud Grammie, so of course I think they are cute!
Here's to Spring, dear Reader! May we have some warm weather soon!
P.S. I just heard about the Boston Marathon bombing. My thoughts and prayers go out to those families who lost their loved ones and to the injured, with hopes for their recoveries. It's hard to find words to express my sorrow.