Rain is forecast for tonight. Not much, but we'll be glad to take whatever Mother Nature gives us.
In the garden, the first asparagus spears are poking up through the soil. Rain would really help them.
I completely weeded and mulched the small orchard. Teeny-tiny buds are just now starting to appear on the trees.
Weeded the strawberry plants for the second time this spring. Biggest problem is huge, healthy, robust dandelion plants that love to grow smack-dab in the middle of the strawberry plants. I don't like dandelions.
Speaking of the dandelions (I don't like), this past week their blossoms made their first appearance in our (laughingly called) lawn. They are one of the first blooms the honey bees have to work during our cold spring.
The blueberry bushes have been well weeded, given a good dose of peat moss and then mulched with old hay. This is the first year I've mulched the whole patch, but we've suffered from not enough moisture for the past couple/few seasons so if this is another dry-ish year, the mulch will help. If nothing else, it will keep down the weeds.
With Papa Pea's help today, I staked out the area (the old raspberry patch) where I want to plant my Red Kuri squash this year. Way too early to think of planting any squash yet, but I'll be ready when the weather cooperates for the warmth loving squash.
Our forecast shows the temps staying above freezing starting tonight and into next week. It's about time.
Now I must go do a rain dance so the dry-as-dust soil will be replenished and the forest fire danger will go down, down, down.
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