Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring Day

Sunday was a really georgous day weather wise.  Everything is in bloom and the sun was shining and it was just cool enough to wear a light jacket to protect my arms while I pruned the roses.  It was so nice that we spent the better part of the day working in the yard.  There are a lot of things I need to learn how to care for in our little outdoor space, like the blackberry bushes and the peonies.

We're taking out two trees (dead from rot) and three unidentified red bushes that take up more space than necessary and are in the way of my future vegetable garden.  We're still trying to find a way to transplant the apple tree from the back garden to my parents' home because its trying to get into our foundation where it is now.

We installed one of our rain barrels last week and the recent spring rains had it filled to the brim.  Richard came home with a second rain barrel on Saturday night from the German Immersion Foundation dinner and silent auction.  It's blue and covered in red and white handprints from the kids who painted it.

The night ended cooler than expected as we gathered with Richard's parents and grandfather around a fire fed by old cabinet pieces.  It didn't take long before we retired indoors for some hot cocoa before everyone went home.

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