Well it certainly has been a long hard winter on the farm. Our first winter and I thought the snow would NEVER end. I am happy to say I am finally seeing signs that spring is really here. Today I actually saw a robin, so I think I can officially say its spring. This past weekend was the first nice day we have had in months. We took the opportunity to start some much needed yard work. In our old life spring clean up was easy, one day maybe two at the most. Really no lawn to speak of and a tiny flower garden that I neglected every year. The farm is a completely different animal all together. A HUGE lawn with endless amount of trees, tons of flower gardens, a massive vegetable garden and several rhubarb patches. Now I was excited about this challenge but also a little scared. There is SO much to do and it seems like there is never enough time.
I actually started planning spring a month ago with my seedlings. I have never done seeding so this was a whole new learning adventure for me. Thank goodness by brother was here to help. I look after these small plants like they are my babies. Still too cold to take them outside but I am anxious to plant them come May.
Things were progressing nicely in my substitute greenhouse but what about outside- you know the real world. Yesterday I toured the property with so many exciting things to share. Flowers were sprouting, rhubarb was budding up from the ground, my garlic was looking amazing and animals were out investigating it all.
I ended my tour with asking my hubby if he could hang up my rooster we had purchased a couple of weeks ago. It is so cute and it just makes me smile when I see it.