Friday, March 21, 2008

I'm ready...

I don't think I've ever been as ready for spring as I am this year. What a crazy winter - between the weather and family illnesses, I can honestly say I can't remember needing spring as much as I do right now.
It must be coming, though, because the tulips are up about an inch or so. Surprisingly, there is no sign of all the crocus I planted nor of the daffodils, but I know they are to come.
We turned the waterfall back on last week. We haven't yet spotted our three goldfish (Goldie, Genevieve and Bob) and the leaf netting is still draped over the pond. As usual, there is much to be done as soon as the weather warms.
The ryegrass in the vegetable garden is only about an inch high but it will burst as soon as we get a few warm days. Once the soil dries out a bit, I'm going to begin planting spring lettuce, radish, some broccoli and onion sets. I overplanted my lettuce last year. I was taking bags of it to the neighbors. I mustn't go lettuce crazy this spring, lest they think I really am crazy.