I have been saying for a while now that spring is here. The plants and the sun don’t lie, even if the temperature does. Over the past few days, the temperature has caught up, and like a starting gun has gone off, the woods and pastures and roadsides are exploding.
Unfortunately, last week found me with a cold and fever, then allergies kicked in, and so about the time I got myself back on track, I was running behind. Trying to ramp up two sideline income streams to full fledged small businesses is, frankly, much harder work than working for someone else, and my time allocation right now is hampered by random appointment times, out of town trips and government forms. I’m not complaining: this is a lot more fun than programming software all day. But it has reduced the time I’ve been able to spend on the blog lately.
Today, though, I finally got back outside for some work in the garden in what has been a glorious spring day. (Due apologies to readers farther north still struggling with snow.) The peas are looking lovely, the radishes are coming up and the transplants got a taste of the outdoors today. I cut back the shrubs that did not survive the winter to see if any come back from the roots, weeded the garden and finally marked all my bulbs — 4 years late — so I can dig and separate them later this year.
Tomorrow is almost promising to be hot, but no free time in the garden for me: it’s back to work. But I hope everyone is in your garden (or at least outdoors) at some point taking advantage of the the mild temperatures that much of the country is enjoying.