Monday, March 8, 2010

72 Degrees and Sunny

The weather couldn’t have been nicer and we spent most of the day outside.
Al worked on tilling the ground in the lower garden now that we have the upper garden mostly planted.  Every summer when it’s hot and the weeds are growing much better than the garden we tell ourselves, next year we need plant less and take better care of what we do grow.
Every spring the weather is so nice and we’re so glad to be outside, we get carried away again.
I keep reminding Al that we plan to take more trips in the rv this year and that I don’t want to have to worry about it when we’re gone, but he keeps planning the garden. 
I guess we’ll plant what we want and worry about it later.
I planted more onions and worked on raking the leaves in the front yard.  It’s the only place where we really have any raking to do.  Our tree sheds leaves from late summer until spring.  It has finally lost all it’s leaves, so it’s time to rake!
One thing about spring in the country…you get exercise!

3 comments:

Connie,Barry said... [Reply to comment]

Our PA weather has gotten better here. We've been doing lots of outside work - getting ready to update a small shed on the property - the bronze metal roofing came yesterday. We have ten acres here where we live and yes, you're right, it's a lot of work and a lot of exercise but fun to get outside again.

Before we head to Delaware for the summer, hubby has two months of work fixing dirt roads, cleaning brush and trees along the fields, and cutting firewood for next year on our two farms nearby. It's never ending!

Connie

Karen and Al said... [Reply to comment]

Connie,

I'm glad your weather has improved. It has certainly been a long winter, hasn't it?

Who takes care of your place when you're away for the summer? We want to get away a lot this summer, but of course will still have grass to mow! I don't know how our garden will do while we're away, but I guess we'll get what we can!

I'd love to see some pictures of your place. I'll bet it's pretty in the winter with snow! Why don't you start a blog? It's a good way to remember things and dates.

Connie,Barry said... [Reply to comment]

Karen, we're lucky in that our son, wife, and grandkids live up the road from us. Our son and grandson work for us and are here everyday. (We live in the country, in fact our business is in an old feed mill that still has the old mill wheel.)

Last summer, our granddaughter went on MY payroll! She gets paid to mow the lawn, clean the pool, recycle, and take care of the barn cats while we're away. She did a great job and says she can't wait to do that again this year.

I was wondering how you're going to take care of all your planting while you're traveling. It's alot of work but looks like you two are doing a good job.

Reading other's blogs, was a fun pasttime this winter. Just haven't gotten around to do one for us. Maybe someday!