it was a beautiful spring day and we thoroughly enjoyed it!
here is our mess of concord grape vines.
jambaloney went out and trimmed them according to our friend W's advice. here is the front.
and here is the back of the vines. W let jambaloney know if he did it right or if he needs to do more trimming. thanks W!!!
i planted 4 trays of different kinds of lettuces and 9 pots of sunchokes.
i also did 3 pots of different kinds of amaranth. the amaranth will be planted all over the yard once it comes up and we plan to use the seeds for food.
a great sign of spring? how about getting the spring/summer bedding out!
we have spring/summer bedding and fall/winter bedding. i like it like that.
jambaloney, following W's advice transplanted some of the grape vines near our telephone pole. here's hoping they'll take and climb the pole.
then it was off to the river!
the greatest well that ever lived! it's 350 ft from the house and on a down slope and we have never had trouble with our water. we love our little well!
the first flowers of the season. they are called colt's foot and are beautiful to see!
baby trees growing as other trees die. these trees will probably be 6ft tall next year!
here is a creek on one side of our road to the river. sometimes it runs much faster and deeper but it never stops running.
here is our swampy creek on the other side of our road to the river. one thing for sure - we have a lot of water!
as you all know - we like to run around nekkid during most of the spring summer and fall. but in the house - regardless of the weather - it's clothes off! but when we do have to wear clothes, we try to be "stylin". here's jambaloney "stylin"...and carrying his fishing bag, fishing rod and more grape vines to plant down by the river.
not to be outdone by jambaloney, i try to be pretty "stylin" too! bahahahhahaah!
oh...forgot to add that i planted 4 rows of carrots from last year. i planted them to get seeds this year. guess what else we never have to buy? yep - carrot seeds!
here's where jambaloney planted more grape vines. hey - if they take - maybe we'll open up framboise manor winery!
our platforms that we lay on with cushions are still in good form. boatdura held up another winter. we can't wait to take our first ride in boatdura!
the shed and the canoe are in tip-top shape!
this is a pic i always take for my friend C!
here is a beautiful pitcher plant - i think they are beautiful but they do eat bees.
here's a tree/plant that some deer have been nibbling on.
and i saved the best pic for last -
my man doing what he loves best! the trout are still sluggish but he'll be catching us a ton this year. fresh trout is delicious...but so is smoked trout. i can't wait until he goes fishing regularly and catching our breakfasts and suppers.
and just a bit of fyi - brook trout (or speckled trout) in any water are like the canary in the coalmine for fresh water. if the water is even a little polluted they will not survive. we got some of the freshest water known to man - every time that man goes fishing he comes home with 5 beautiful brook trout.
i hope you all had a nice day like we did. tomorrow is supposed even nicer out. sure hope so. might even be able to take off our clothes - bahahhaah!