I don't know about you, but where I live in Oregon the Spring weather can be very unpredictable. For example, early last week there was just a dusting of snow and yesterday it was in the 80's. We can get a couple days of sunshine followed by a week or two of rain. We have to do like the saying says and "make hay while the sun shines".
The first nice days mean that you are out mowing your yard because it resembles a hay field. Grass grows seriously fast around here when it wants to. So, we did that. Much nicer to look at now :)
Here are some of the projects I'll be trying to get done before the next rains come, and some random pictures too!
I thought this was cool. I dislike spiders, but I love spiderwebs (as long as I'm not walking into them).
Our strawberries are doing AMAZING. We're already flowering, you can see some in the picture as a matter of fact, and I saw a few set fruits yesterday when I weeded the bed. The PVC pipe frame holds up our bird netting and we have little clips to hold it down on the sides. It works out nicely to just be able to un-clip a side and pick. Take that birds!
Dottie is happy that it stopped raining to she can go outside for more than a few minutes at a time. I have never seen a dog hate the rain as much as this one. Now that it's sunny she spends a good deal of time laying in the grass on her back sound asleep. She's a silly one :)
Last year I used this raised bed for lettuce and spinach along with a few flowers. This year I'm going to plant some herbs in it. Well, after I finish weeding it. It's a jungle out there....
The raspberry bushes (they were more like raspberry sticks really) we planted last year are doing really, really well. This picture isn't a good indication of how big they are because I took it standing over them, but I'm happy so far. We have 2 golden raspberries, a red raspberry and a blueberry in from last year. We have 3 more blueberries and another red raspberry to go in the ground in the next couple days. Have you seen the new pink lemonade blueberries? They have cute little pink berries. I may plant a couple this year just to see how they do. Next year I'd like to add boysenberries, marion berries and currants to the garden. We'll see.
We walked down this row yesterday and were amazed to count over 80 volunteer onions in the weeds. Now we have to tackle cleaning out this patch and getting the onions some mulch. There is a mix of red and white in there. We planted onions last year and they didn't do very well, so we just left them to rot (we assumed) and they came up hardy and vigorous this year! It was a great discovery.
The sun is shining on our house! Look at the clear beautiful sky....I should probably go get something done.....