..."The first, most-awesome Naked Gardening Day of 2012"!!!!
woohoo! our temps went up to 24-25C (80F) and it was so warm and gorgeous outside! we started the morning in tank tops and shorts but after doing some yard work, we threw our shirts to the wind. and then asked each other - "why are we still wearing shorts?" so those were tossed, too. it was wicked awesome and what a nice treat on March 22!
we got a bunch of work done in the yard. we also went out and picked a pile of radish seeds from last year's radishes that we let go to seed. we are going to start sprouting those for salads - we love sprouts! and radish sprouts are so spicey!!!
jambaloney lugged 10 loads of big rocks in our garden cart from down our road to the river. big, giant, beautiful, multi-coloured rocks that i am landscaping an area of the front yard with. i lugged about 7 or 8 wheelbarrows of rocks that jambaloney has been digging up while digging the trench. the reason: we are making a rock garden!
we have one area of our front yard, that has 2 apple trees, and has a mish mash of everything growing in it! here's a pic of it when we first bought the place:
here's a pic of it after jambaloney's Mom spent several days painstakingly trying to clear out all of the grass:
she did an awesome job clearing it out - but man did it take some work!
and here is a pic of what we are planning to do with it:
because we just don't want to have to deal with all of the grass around the trees, and because there is now a year's worth of birdseed around the trees - it is going to be difficult to keep cleared. so i thought that a nice rock garden around the trees would make a nice landscape feature and once the lawn grass starts growing it will still be beautiful and green, but much easier to keep the tree area cleared.
we spent the majority of the day hauling rocks. we will finish the job in a few days and i will take pics when it is done. we are sore from hauling rocks but it feels really good to get those muscles all stretched after the winter! and we also both got a little bit of a suntan - woohoo!
this week we are back to normal temps, highs around 2C (37F). and in the next few weeks we will get in to the teens. nice and normal. but yesterday was a real treat and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
today, we are priming the upper kitchen cupboards in order to paint them white. i think it will make the kitchen feel lighter, brighter and less tiny, at least i hope it will! i will take pics of those when they are finished.
from the sounds of the blogs that i have been checking - lots of you, all over North America, had wonderful weather yesterday! i hope that you all got a chance to get out and enjoy your day!