I am almost over the cold I caught while being away and the snow is gone and the rains have started so I put a coat on and finally the Peas Are In. I can not wait till they are small and tender ones like above to use in my salads and stir-fry’s. Do you like fresh peas? I love Pea Soup as did my Dad and love them right off the plant. I walked around with JT and checked out the plants I will offer on our Plant sale, for the Garden Club May 4. I have some new Lilac shoots Forsythia too. I have some Beach Plum type Rugosa Roses popping up I could divide as well. I have some perennials left in pots from last year a man in town donated from his yard for our fundraising efforts. I called a few garden centers and will be picking up some annuals and perennials to round out our selection. I really hope our town comes out and supports the 5 of us woman trying to make a difference in our towns appearance. Please remember to support your locals be it a Garden Club or a local farmer and his farm stand.
So with the snow gone hopefully till this winter(I know it is New England and so many storms have laid over my Lilacs in full bloom)I will set about getting the yard ready for another EPIC Spring, Summer and Fall. New focus and intentions fill my thoughts this year more than others. My honey has gone and accused me of being a HOMEBODY lol like that’s a BAD THING! I worked all those years on the road and missed my home and he worked his whole life at a 15 hour a day job and came home drank beers and lived his life with his family, now he wants FUN Filled days and NO BEER lol boy we have grown older. I love travel don’t get me wrong but with so much I want done around here I will do it even if I am by myself a lot I am OK with that. I asked him to get the snow blower in the barn for the season and to take out the rider and get it ready for the lawn. Sharpen blades, change oil and spark plug so she will get me through another season. He likes mowing so if I am not too picky about when I want it done he will gladly do it but it is not a real lawn you know the kind with lots of chemicals thrown on top but if it is green and grows 3 to 4 inches tall and hold the soil and keeps the dust down I am happy. I only cut the lawn when rain is on its way look so pretty after and healthier.
While meditating I come up with some awesome thoughts. Some random out of left field others I can use. You all saw I started the house painting and I want to finish it this year but I had a thought I know scary if you know me I have a lot of ruined shingles where wet soil over 30 years up against the front of the house shingles so now I want to take those off and replace with new Cedar shingles only seal them after they age some like the ones along the coast here in New England. So as I look at the front of the house to the left of the entrance way it will be dark Oxford brown as in the back but from area around the front door to the outer right edge where so man are nasty I thought about making it pop with light new shingles. Just my mind going crazy with thoughts of warmer weather to come and getting this place so she is good for another 15 years and doesn’t disintegrate. I will show you as I tackle this he will do the hanging of the new ones for me and LESS PAINTING there actually is a method to my madness. I also thought of painting the front and adding garden graphics on it who will see it besides you and me I live in the woods.
I have soil to get, mulch too, as I will remove my plants from the area of my berm and get them into an English Cottage type configuration away from grass and weeds with lots of sun, can you imagine the shots I can get of flowers and insects then. I will plant some Forsythia, Roses and Lilacs and small Evergreens on the berm and it will act as a living fence along the edge of roadway and the property line, between the two gates. I am excited I can not wait I just pray this body will hold up since all work will be done with my hands but with weight off and heart that is so happy now, I want to show this place some love after all the years I suffered quietly in pain living here with the ex. Time to LIVE and BE HAPPY!
Can’t wait to read what your places look like and what your plans this year hold you know I will have lots of posts doing more or less Show and Tell I garden with abandon not to show up in Better Homes and Gardens
Peace & Love