Monday, March 30, 2009

First Garden Pictures of 2009

The title of this post is stated with tongue in cheek. Just came back in from snapping these shots of my garden. Thought it would be a good time to document the snow melt as of the end of March since the weather gurus are still telling us we're going to get pummeled with those white flakes again tonight and tomorrow.

This is the most uncovered of my garden beds.

Looking across the vast, snow-covered wasteland of my field garden.

The pumpkin patch is still about two-thirds covered with snow. You can see the brown yard grass beyond.

And lastly, here is one of our plum trees doing a good imitation of "Plum Tree in Winter.”

What will these same shots look like a month from now? Probably pretty muddy and wet (and not yet workable) but hopefully with no snow in evidence!


RuthieJ said...

UGH! I can't believe how much snow you still have on the ground yet! And now you're going to get more? I'm so sorry!

Mama Pea said...

Hi, Ruthie - No snow yet at 7 a.m. but they still say it's coming. The best thing we can say now is that no matter how much snow we get, at this time of year it can't last too long. Can it???

Chicken Mama said...

Ha! I'll bet your garden beds look a little different now, 3 1/2 hours later!

We're gettin' dumped on up here!

I just look at it as good moisture, though, for going into spring. There's not much worse than a dry spring!

Mama Pea said...

Chicken Mama - It's about 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday morning as I write this and we have a good 3" blanketing everything . . . a sticky, wet snow. And it's coming down so heavy I can just barely make out the woods line across the garden area. The old farmers used to call snow 'poor man's fertilizer' . . . so you're right, it's good for the soil.

MaineCelt said...

Chicken Mama's right... you must have pulled the fluffy comforters back over those garden beds, eh? Lovely weather for going back to sleep and dreaming of Spring! (We had a day warm enough to dry up a bit of mud, so we spend the afternoon moving and scrubbing and re-assembling the fridge in the new house!

Mama Pea said...

MaineCelt - I can't even SEE my garden beds right now. It's just a solid blanket of new white covering everything. 5:30 p.m. and we have about 9". Still really coming down.

Wow, what's next? You're gettin' pretty fancy with the refrig operational in the new kitchen! Pretty nice, huh?