10 April 2013

Spring Is in the Air

Spring is in the air in our neck of the woods.

I almost wish that dandelions were more "controllable." They're a pretty, cheerful yellow and it would be nice to contain them in flower beds. Unfortunately, they're uncontrollable and plant themselves wherever they darn well please. The tiny violets that grow wild everywhere around here are very pretty too and I don't have any problem with them planting themselves wherever they please since they don't stand-out as much as the dandelions do.

Yesterday, the weather was beautiful--about 80 degrees and sunny with a little bit of a breeze. Hubby brought home some petunias and I put together our hanging baskets and outdoor planters.

I know, they look kind of puny right now but, in a couple weeks they'll fill out and I paid a fraction of the price that pre-planted baskets cost. You can see my neighbor in the first picture tilling up our garden for us. Hubby asked to borrow his tiller but our nice neighbor came over and did it himself. Hubby is going to aerate the neighbors yard for him so it's a win-win situation.

We have a small tiller--a mantis. You may have seen them on television. Our soil isn't the best and it is better to use the big tiller to break ground in the spring. Hubby went to the store and came back with some manure this morning.

He's taking it out to the garden and will be working it in the soil with our mantis tiller.

Opi has been enjoying our weather too. A normally lazy boy, he's outdoors frolicking in the yard for long periods during the sun shiny times.

I've been working on my afghan some more. After my fiasco with using the wrong hook for about 1/2 of the squares I made I'm not sure if I'm going to meet my dead-line with this. Get motivated Sharon!

That's it for now. Y'all have a great day...