Monday, April 7, 2014

Spring is in the Air...

...and boy-oh-boy are we ever ready for it.  This winter was long, but honestly I enjoyed it more than most of the winters in recent memory.  Having active little boys who LOVE the snow can really change your perspective.  But anyway, it's April now, and while we could very well end up with a few more cold days, we are loving all of the signs of spring that are popping up all around us! Including the daffodils that are smack dab in the middle of the yard.
We have high hopes for our garden this year, and our seedlings are looking quite lovely.  We did leave them in the playroom overnight on one cold night (dangit!) and ended up losing almost all of our cabbage seedlings.  Lesson learned.
We are planning on building a few larger raised beds, along with a specific planter for potatoes, so the two tiny raised beds that we had built last year will no longer be so cramped.
Planting some onion sets
I've found that I still don't really like to grow decorative plants very much, so our landscaping is still mostly thistles and weeds, but I LOVE growing vegetables.  I love seeing my boys happily chomp into a tomato that they picked out of their own backyard, and I love seeing them play 'farmer' with their little shovels and rakes.
It has been such a HUGE treat to get outside and just really breathe, you know?  We also managed to take our first little fishing trip of the year.   We aren't serious fisher-people, so the state park right up the street is pretty much perfect for meeting our fishing needs!
Luke got his first first big boy fishing pole as a gift from Grandma and Grandpa this year, and it is so fun to watch his little fingers reel in his line.
Jack has been practicing his casting with Matt, and it is so cute to see his little face when his line plops into the water.

Oh yes, we are happy that spring is here at last! Has spring sprung where you are living?


  1. Your seedlings are looking great! I'm still debating on whether or not to do anything from seed--I feel like mine never transplant very well!

    As far as flowers go, I feel you. I don't like anything fussy. My recent favorite is Candytuft because you basically plant it and forget it. And it's an evergreen so it's green even in the winter AND it spreads.

    1. I love other peoples beautiful flower gardens, haha, I just can't even get them to grow well! I LOVE the sound of candytuft! We have a hill covered in Juniper, which I really like but it was untended for so long that most of it is now choked out by thistles.

  2. So many garden posts are going up around the blogosphere! I better get to work on mine!


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