Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Making Progress

 As you can see our pond has really filled up with water this year. We didn't or should I say we haven't got any snow this year but lots and lots of rain. I just love this view from our yard. This picture was taken a coupe of days ago.

 As much as I love the nice weather we really needed some snow on the mountains. This is what it should look like this time of year. This picture was taken several years ago.

Quite a difference wouldn't you say...

 Our Lenten Rose is blooming very nicely this year. Lots of blooms on it. I tried to get a picture showing all of the blooms but couldn't quite get them.

 You can almost see all the blooms in the picture below.

I took this picture day before yesterday. Don and I checked the bees and they are doing very well. Bringing in pollen like crazy.
If you look close you can see the pollen on the legs of the bees.

 They are carrying so much pollen it was falling off of there legs on there way into the hive.

 When we were getting all the rain, Don and I took one day when there was a break and spread grass seed all over the paddock.

 We have spread about 5 large bags of seed in this area trying to get the grass to grow. I think we finally have succeeded. It is starting to grow like crazy.

Remember the tree that fell on our gate this winter during the hurricane force winds we were having. Well Don got started cutting it up into firewood for next year. Gonna be a nice addition to our wood pile.
 While Don was cutting the firewood I was working in the strawberry patch trying to get a lot of the debris out of the bed and just taking a look at what is going on. We had a few critters digging in the bed last year so we are going to have to dig up all the strawberries and fill the bed up and replant. Not looking forward to it but needs to be done.

 I had missed some of the starts and had thrown them on the ground and Don came along after he was done cutting the firewood and picked up the ones I missed and planted them in a flat to get them started. Promised some of the neighbors some starts. We will probably have a lot more when we work the bed.

 Yesterday I worked in my herb garden getting it weeded and cleaned up for the year. As I was weeding I found a whole bunch of garlic starts. Apparently I missed some garlic when I harvested last year. It is OK with me as I dug them up and separated them and replanted in different spots. Should have some garlic again this year.

 I took the fountain apart and scrubbed it down with the hose and a rag. It does look a lot better. Then I took some Iris that was being overtaken by weeds and grass, dug them up and planted them in front of the fountain. I hope they do well here.

 This is only a small patch of the garlic that I dug up. Looking forward to some fresh garlic.

Well that is all for now. We have been working hard trying to get things done early. Hope this year will bring new hope for all....


  1. What a lovely place you and Don have - shows that all that hard work was worth it, right? We are so far from you as far as our growing season. Everything is buried under over two feet of snow and the temperatures haven't been much above zero. It is nice to see what is coming -- eventually.

  2. Love the pond. Beautiful view but worrying with no snow.

  3. Thank you Susan, was and still is a lot of hard work trying to get this place to produce. We have enjoyed the journey so far.

    Yes Linda I am a bit worried also about no snow, our main water source. I trust the lord will watch over us though.