Spring is calling my name…and this is how I know
Addi Kay and I took a trip to the back yard. I looked for new growth and she went to her sand box and “planted seeds”.
Succulents are making a comeback in my yard.
The Pussy Willow Tree is beginning to bloom
And…all of the bulbs have emerged
*sigh and smile*
I need to apologize for my absence. I fear the void in my garden has left my blog blank.
I don’t think I have realized until now how inspired I am by the warmer months and the anticipation of life and growth. I really do live for getting outside and being in my garden.
The weather has been warmer this last week (in the 40’s). I found myself poking around in the backyard yesterday. As I looked at everything dormant or dead, I thought of how much I hate it… from the lack of bugs for the chickens to eat to not liking guests to even look in the back yard. I know that everyone’s yard looks just the same in the winter, but I can’t help it. I envisioned what would be in the garden in the late Spring and where exactly it would go this year. I could see the piles of compost complete and ready to be added to the garden. I thought of where I want those raised beds to go when my husbands gets around to building them.
What makes this worse? The stores, and the fact that they are putting the seed packets out. I am sure that they do this just to torture me. In Central Oregon we can’t even start our seeds indoors yet. Grrr
Okay, enough of my complaining. On to what I have been able to do this winter.
Being a family of four, we have always used a 65 gallon trash can that was picked up on a weekly basis. Recently we were able to to downsize to a 35 gallon can. We could do this because we have been very aware of what can be recycled and making sure it went into that can. The food scraps that can’t go into the compost or worms are now going to the chickens. Now our recycling can is larger than our trash can, and it has been working out great. Not to mention we are saving money! Yeah!
The gardening stuff is coming out. Bi-Mart (I love) has potato, onion and garlic. Of course I bought them. Everyone is getting there seeds out. All this means in Central Oregon of course is that they are getting my hopes up to plant and I will fail and have to do it all over again. It seems to be a yearly tradition. I am serious this year. No kidding around with the garden. The weather WILL cooperate and those plants WILL produce like no other. Right? Right!
Moral of the story is that you should not be fooled by those evil stores. It’s not time. Bummer.
Question for anyone that knows the answer:
Can I transplant my mixed spring bulbs from my rental to my home right now? There mine and I want them back!!! LOL
Where can I get Bone Meal and Blood Meal the cheapest?
Another one of my “spring” projects is a chicken coop. I am sure this will be quite the undertaking because it has to fit all of my chickens. That’s right all 2 of them. I only really need one, but I couldn’t let her be lonely. I am not sure what I am more excited about the fresh eggs or the poo for my compost!
Today Jim, Cam, Addi and I went to pick up the wood to start the project. Huge Thank You to our long time friends the Capps Family!!! I am pretty indecisive so I know how big the coop will be and the rest I will figure out along the way. I am sure that’s how all great plans start, right??? This is Part 1 for a reason, be prepared for the play by plays.
The Chicken Coop 2-15-09