Looking out at the raised bed where my chives are planted, it seemed as though they had shot up a couple of inches overnight.
In the fall, I let the last growth of chives die down and form a bit of insulation over the plant for winter. But I have to watch carefully and clear away all the dead stuff when the chives send out new growth in the spring.
Good thing I noticed them this morning because they are rarin' to go!
No snow left on any of the actual garden growing areas now. There's still a big pile up against the north side of the house and . . .
. . . down at the far end of our fenced in garden/yard area. The woods line keeps the sun from hitting this area so the snow seems to stay down there forever.
As little green shoots of grass have been poking up in our small hay field and poultry yard, the deer have been grazing like cows. The closest deer in this picture has jumped the fence and is in the poultry yard. Father Goose tried a couple of times to run him off but the deer held his ground.
The pond is open and the geese and returning wild Mallards have been using it. The water's got to be pretty cold as there are still some ice floes floating on the surface.
Today was a gorgeous day and I puttered outside for a while, walked around and made mental notes of the clean-up to be done out there after the winter season. There sure is plenty to do.
May 20, 2018
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