Friday, April 2, 2010

Still pretty bleak...BUT!!!

The buds on my trumpet vine are still in hiding and the birds are slowly taking residence...but...

...my sandy, loamy river-bottom soils are ready for the working...leaves and trash raked and piled on the compost...I wait with the tools of my trade, no fancy tiller for me...
I'm a glutton for punishment, but the workout is needed after a long dormant winter...
another 80 degree day in the works.

My lil' rhubarb heads are peeking through, as I extend my garden by 10 feet this year, my strawberries have taken over, it's a great patch, but I need more room for the veggies.
The prairie sod is a force to be reckoned with, but oh the rewards!
My peas are planted, as well as the broccoli and cabbage...these will tolerate late frosts and snows...like Granny always said...get them peas in the ground early so they get the last of the snow...they were soaked overnight and inoculant added, so they are good to go and this evenings rains are well timed.

It's hard to get in the mood to paint and make soaps, but getting the gardens ready for the dried herbs to be used in the product...it's a trade-off that I'll gladly take...been a long time comin'...

7 comments:

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

Your pics are a MIRRORED IMAGE of our landscape here in Wisconsin... Oh ~ BTW Sharon, check out the the pic of OLD DOLLS on my blog ~ took it just for you a few days ago!!! Jeanine, ChiPPY!-SHaBBy!

Golden West said...

Glad to hear you're enjoying your warm weather - your garden is off to a great start!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Cute birdhouse! I am glad Spring has finaly came in for a visit. She is wonderful out here in Cali..Have a good holiday...Julian

Linda said...

I can hardly believe things are budding here in Minnesota and perennials are pushing up...

summersundays-jw said...

I'm loving seeing those seedlings coming up. I always heard that riverbottom land was the best for growing melons. Is that true? My part of Mo. has lots of rocks so I'm always adding to my rockpile. Iowa has that wonderful soil. Have a great Easter & don't break your back in the garden. Jan

donna baker said...

Sharon, I see your garden is growing. Need to get some weeder geese or chickens next. I'm still in the piss and moan stage and I still have trillions of leaves to rake before I can start anything. It's the same every year. And yet, I keep on gardening...

Greyscale Territory said...

Love these photos of your waking worlds! I was wondering where/how you began gardening after snow retreats!