With my love for basketball, many of you must think I’m talking about hoops but I am not. I’m talking about life on the river as we prepare for spring! Seeds to buy and plant, new chicks to add to the flock, fences and gates to build. So much to do to prepare for our
garden. But I am so excited to get my hands back in to the soil.
We had a nice trip last month to the coast to visit Keith’s cousin. We got to visit the redwoods, they were so dramatically beautiful! I took Ginger Snap up the mountain in a tram, she is such the adventurous pooch! It was a nice weekend getaway!
All the fruit trees have been trimmed and they are starting to get their flower buds. The tulips are coming up as well as the iris, lilies and gladiolas! The addition to the coop is complete. The cages for the strawberries are just about built. They are necessary to keep the deer and the raccoons from eating the berries! The onions and garlic that I planted in late fall are really growing good. All the hard work is going to pay off in wonderful dividends! We are already getting about two eggs a day from our pullets!
The river is coming alive with all the wildlife that live here. We’ve had geese and deer here all winter but the birds and hummingbirds are back. A few butterflies are starting to appear and we’ve seen many a otter fishing by the shore. We also had the privilege of watching a great blue heron walk along the shore, stopping to eat and then move up river.
This month I will start many of the seedlings indoors, get the garden areas ready and the garden fences up. Lots of work ahead but I feel great and I’m already firming up my muscles! Although I never thought I’d like to live in the country, this life seems to agree with me. I feel healthy and strong, I’m eating better foods and my life is much simpler. I love my life!