The days are getting longer. I cannot tell you how fabulous it is to have the sun up before I leave home, and to have it still up when I get home again in the afternoon. Even if it just means that I am home in time to help feed the poddy lambs or put the chickens away… at least it is light!
The jonquils are all flowering, and they smell amazing. The smell always reminds me of my childhood. Some of the blossom trees have also started blooming, and there are buds about to burst forth every where.
We have started preparing for our spring vegetable garden (when I say we I mean Country Boy). The Diggers Club and Eden Seeds catalogues have been scoured and the fruits and vegetables have been chosen and ordered. To be honest, Country Boy did it whilst I was in Woolongong and I am not even sure what he chose.
He has also started preparing an additional garden bed so that we can grow even more vegetables this year.
Behind our house there was a line of big pine trees which were cut down several years ago because they were becoming a fire hazard. All that was left were some giant stumps. Over the winter we have been burning them out as much as possible to make them easier to remove.
Country Boy has now moved the pigs in there to dig up all the grass and plants. It took the pigs less than 2 days to completely dig it up, which shows how destructive pigs can be.
The next step is to get the tractor (of course) with the ripper on the back (it’s a big metal stick that goes in the ground and is pulled along, ripping out everything in the way) to try and remove any remains of the pine tree stumps. Then the garden can be prepared.
I realise that it isn’t really Spring yet, but it is nice to dream, and when it comes we will be ready!