today jambaloney went to work on-site for half of the day....that is if you consider showing up for work at 6 and working until after noon just half of a day....i waited for him to get home because it looked like this:
i opened up the greenhouse and gave the cats their nip. the temp was around 60C (15F). it was gorgeous!
did odd jobs around the house and then he got home and we got to work! after we put sunscreen on his face. i put on my baby oil mixed with coffee grinds. i like getting brown by the sun! i mulched the garlic beds:
lots of garlic:
truckdura down at the beginning of the road to the river:
jambaloney was weeding the strawberry hugelkulture and gathering dead raspberry and blackberry bushes to make fine mulch so that we can aerate our pea bed, carrot bed and radish and beet bed - woohoo! lots of planting tomorrow.
the crazy little daffodils that were supposed to be tulips are all blooming...and pretty:
our regular daffodils keep spreading every year:
our grape vine is finally showing some tiny nubs (for my friend W, who told jambaloney how to trim them):
another beautiful pic of the backyard with truckdura, the greenhouse, the sky and our loungers:
we have blue russian comfrey growing everywhere on our land....including in our compost pile:
i got a big bucket and stuffed it full of brand new baby comfrey leaves and water. i will let this cook up in the greenhouse for a few days and then water all of my plants with it. comfrey tea is wonderful for any kind of plant!
indications that indeed the faeries have been around!
they regularly clean their homes of faery moss that they use in their homes in a variety of ways.
truckdura filled with dead blackberry and raspberry bushes. yummmmm....awesome to make fine mulch with mulchdura!
tomorrow my first job is to mulch the strawberry hugelkulture....i started weeding it and jambaloney finished it.
and one last pic before we came in the house, drank a gallon of berkey-filtered rainwater each and then crashed.
both of us were sunstroked - not badly - just enough to make us want to lay down and sleep. tomorrow is a full day and it supposed to be gorgeous out! i will slather my man in sunscreen several times a day, i will cover myself in baby oil and coffee grinds, we will get out and plant, plant, plant....and if everything goes as planned - the mermaid tail will make it to the river - woohoo!
spring is really here! xoxoxo to all of you!