The days have been getting just a little warmer. Really hard with all the snow not to have the refrigerator happening.
We worked two days on removing the last 11 inches from the driveway areas. Never made it to the roof this time we were hurting too bad it
has been a very long winter. Spring is almost here Robins searching for food in areas clean of snow and ducks as paired up and waiting for
us to pull out the beavers dam so they can lay their eggs. I will wait till the eight of April to start my seeds it will be awhile before the safe
date of May 30th in my part of the country for hard frosts to hit. I may get the peas in the yard where snow has been removed or maybe in
a pot would work better. I will grow potatoes in a bucket, celery in pots and lots of herbs in containers with a few flower seeds added to
make them prettier. I have a lot of work a head of me. I have half a house to finish getting the paint on and 3/4’s of the barn to finish.
I can not wait till it is completely done.
I also have lots of divisions in plants I have here on the property to start my English Garden. We have set the date for our Garden Club
Plant Sale for May 4th usually it is May 30th but we will combine it with our yard sale to raise funds to place flowers throughout our town.
I am not good at fundraising well I have not done that sort of thing since selling Girl Scout cookies way back when. I hate asking people for
money the cookies well they got to eat those. I am hoping the 4 other woman in our group who go shopping around town can pick up the
slack and do that part. I am the secretary so I can do follow-ups., place ads and get the word out we are looking for donated items and
plants they may have that can be divided and sold to raise money. We are hoping to get enough money to hang two huge flower pots from
the granite bridge downtown and to plant two more intersections with gorgeous color.
We are going to ask the local businesses for items to add to a table for raffles, gift certificates or other creative ways to get their name as
supporters out there. We have hair salons, barber shops, flower shops, coffee shops, diners, gas stations which hopefully can do even a gift
of $10 or $15 that we can raffle and raise money for flowers. Money is tight for everyone. No one has extras these days. We will do the
best we can to make our town look pretty for those who live here as well as for those just passing by.
Really isn’t much to say right now when I come back maybe there will be a story or two or maybe nothing at all. I won’t know till the 7th of
April. I will spend the next few days trying to catch up with all of your wonderful blogs. I miss being here daily but there is not much to
share of late. I set up the site to sell some prints and its own Facebook page so that can run itself now. I have the other blog for photos and
I will go through and delete all but the best in my eyes. Time for changes to begin not only with me but my surroundings. Make this place
comfortable and pretty, continue with getting healthy but taking more hikes with JT. I will spend more time with a tripod sitting along the
coast and capturing the new day as she starts to come up at the horizon. Life is good simple but good. Hope all is well with all of you.