This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Friday, March 27, 2015

spring, not too far away?

I hear redwing blackbirds for the first time today. And my garden has a bunch of bluebirds in it, foraging in it since it's the only cleared area around (I also have a feeder with mealworms down there for them). It's a misty warm day after a lot of rain last night. I'm seeing rocks pop up that I had forgotten were there. It's like a new world. There's still snow all over, but it's down to maybe 6 inches. And the pond is still frozen (actually there's an ice fisherman out there now). Maybe spring is gradually approaching?

bluebird on garden fence IMG_2056ice fisherman IMG_2066


Anonymous Lara said...

It's raining up here too! You all over there got all of our snow this winter I think. It's been a very brown winter here this time around. I'm ready for some green! If things keep up we may be planting around the same time this year--maybe. My songbirds haven't shown up as much as yours yet, but I know they're coming.

March 29, 2015 9:48 AM

Anonymous Connie Murray said...

Spring, sweet spring, hurray up already!

March 29, 2015 10:10 AM

Anonymous Matt said...

Slowly but surely spring is creeping, and I mean slowly. We had some snow yesterday, not amounting to anything, but C'mon already! Do you buy live meal worms to put in the feeder?

March 29, 2015 4:11 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Lara, I love your blog. I just took a look and I think ended up reading the whole thing, quite a while anyway. You're a great writer.

March 29, 2015 7:28 PM

Blogger kathy said...

No, freeze dried. I forgot to check the feeder today. Meant to do that.

March 29, 2015 8:04 PM

Anonymous Lara said...

Absolutely love your blog Kathy...have been following in for many years. Looking forward to seeing what you do this season. I was so excited when you got chickens!

March 30, 2015 10:17 PM

Anonymous Marian (LondonUK) said...

I love the photo of the very patient ice fisherman. How thick is the ice I wonder. Do people skate on there?


March 31, 2015 4:07 AM

Blogger kathy said...

I can't believe the ice fisherman was out that that day. I was keeping an eye on him in case I needed to call for someone to pull him out of the water. I'm sure the last time a fisherman, or anyone else, could go on the ice. It's melted at the edges. On my side of the pond where the sun hits, I'd need a boat to get to the ice now. He accessed from the shady side.

Don't know how thick ice is in the center though. There haven't been fishermen holes in a while. Last year it got the be over a foot thick. Surely got to be thicker this year.

March 31, 2015 11:57 AM


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