So I don’t know how many of you thought I was exaggerating when I spoke of the amount of snow we had left in our yard. Although we have been getting lovely sun and warmer days, most nights, the temperatures dip back down below freezing and we end up with ice where snow melt laid in puddles, which makes spring and sun and warmth have to work that much harder the next day. But, for the next few weeks, they are forecasting average if not higher than average temperatures, so as I mentioned in my Tuesday To-Do list, we were taking to the shovels and we were finding our gardens!
And that we did. After sometimes over 2 feet of layers of snow and ice, we had 256 sq.ft free, tarps were laid to help warm the soil, hoop frames were installed and in a few days, when the sun and rain will have thawed the now free dirt, we will put up the plastics, hoping to get enough “work-ability” in the soil to plant our cold crops in the first days of May.
I few other bright notes : Our backyard balcony is finally clear which means warm afternoon in our Southern exposed space, playing, reading, drinking tea and watching little ones nap in the fresh air. Also, some of our hellebore survived the intense snow as evergreens it seems… No! Those are not new growths, those are last years leaves!
Have a great day everyone and enjoy your week-end.