|Building the forms for cement to connect the sidewalk to the patio|
|Well done, mother nature!!|
I have been in touch with Tom the rototiller guy, and so all that's left is to clear out the wood. I am excited to try the potato-and-tire trick, since we have an unknown number of old tires hanging around. I've always wanted to try this, because we don't have a whole lot of garden space and a lot of that is taken up with beans, tomatoes and squash, but in years past my springs have been taken up with...other obligations...and I never seemed to have enough time to play in the dirt. Last year was the first time in years that we had a garden at all, and it was just more wonderful than I can tell you to be able to do that.
We are having an actual spring for the first time in...well, I can't remember the last time. Usually we go right from freezing to sweltering but it's been just beautiful here for several weeks and a lot of people I know have already planted their gardens. All the birds and frogs and various critters are out and about. I've lived here all my life and never knew we had dung beetles..also never knew how beautiful they are!! I wish the colors showed up better, he (it's a he) is the most striking metallic green and copper I've ever seen. Preston found him floundering in Myah's water dish. His feet are built for digging, not for swimming, so we rescued him.