Tuesday, April 17, 2012

It's official..

Today's weather: 78 degrees Fahrenheit, partly cloudy - a bit warm for this early in the year but it's going back down to more normal temperatures tomorrow.

It's official now - I am seriously running behind. I saw this soaring over our house yesterday afternoon:

Barn Swallow
Our yearly bird tenants are about to move in and I haven't even cleared the leaf bags. I don't think they'll be leaving any nice comments on the guest card this year.

Monday, April 9, 2012

New Season

Today's weather: 46 degrees Fahrenheit and cloudy with light showers.

It's still a bit chilly here but Spring is on its way. I thought I was a few weeks behind but after looking at last year's notes I see that I'm going to be on the same schedule as 2011.

This isn't anything to really be proud of, especially considering how late Spring came last year and how early it arrived this year. You know what I did that week of 80 degree weather we had a few weeks ago? Nothing - nada - zilch.

I'll be honest - my urge to garden is not strong with me this year, which really sucks since I had so many low-cost yet high-work plans. I want to focus on 'neatening' up my beds this year - extensive weeding, putting down weed blocker sheeting, cutting some turf around existing beds to make them easier to mow around, etc. Basically, I want to get that damn grass out of my way which isn't easy.

The bags will be pulled from the house in the next week or so. I am hoping this will motivate me at least a little bit.