Brrr! Our nights have recently been in the 20s with frost on the
pumpkin garden soil most mornings. It's lightly snowing at this very moment.
I had a bit of help in the asparagus patch when our daughter and her little day companion stopped over last week. They weeded almost one whole row for me. Yes, those are new swimming trunks on the little guy. His grandma and grandpa live on a beautiful lake and when his mama showed him the night before the new swimming outfit she had gotten him, he insisted on wearing them that day (over his regular clothes). And, yes again, he does have his jacket on backwards which is his preferred way these days.
Thanks to them, I've managed to get the asparagus bed mostly ready for the first green spears to appear. I say mostly because I'll mulch between the hilled-up rows (makes for much cleaner walking when harvesting) but not until the soil warms up more.
I got a start on weeding the strawberry rows, but it's been much too chilly lately to get back out there.
I've used the frost covered ground as an excuse to stay inside and doing a little more food prep to have on hand for the busy days ahead and for (yay!) a bit of handwork.
The picture on the pattern showed it completed as an oval piece which I liked very much so I wanted to do the same. It wasn't as easy as I thought it would be and my end product is certainly not perfect, but it's finished, hung and I'm happy with it.
Thank goodness, our geriatric hens are laying eggs by the thousands now. (Slight exaggeration.) But after their l-o-n-g hiatus over winter, we're pleased as punch to be getting as many eggs now as we need plus some extra. I think mentioning to them that replacement chicks are arriving in May could have spurred them on to the amazing outlay of wonderful eggs.
Our spring season is never dependable nor predictable up here in the north woods, but fortunately I can find enjoyable, productive and fun things to do while my straw hat and garden duds wait to be put to daily use. Meanwhile, I'm staying comfy-cozy in jeans, turtleneck and sweatshirt.