Tuesday, March 22, 2011

What a Beautiful Weekend it Was!

This was the first line-dried laundry of the season:
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My plan was to begin planting, I have planting charts from the Penn State Extension Service, Burpee seeds, maps of my beds, square foot gardening plans...
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My first job was to dig out the compost bin that has been sitting all winter and get a pile ready for pole beans, and sprinkle a nice coating on the garden beds etc. As it turns out the only thing happier than a pig in shit is a chicken in compost!
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We don't get to see a lot of Ethel, she is a pretty independent hen, but she had just as much fun in the compost as everyone else.

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But the day was so lovely I got sidetracked and while I did get the chickens got the compost spread, I lolled about a lot and watched the flowers!

Lenten Rose (hellebores)
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Apples
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Plums
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We are expected to get cold and a "wintry mix" on Wednesday, so planting can wait until next weekend! Spinach, collards, peas, shallots and garlic will be the first to go in!

1 comment:

  1. Off to a good start, Lisa - good on you! And, Go Ethel!!!

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