Honestly, the weather was lovely, so I spent most of it on outdoor chores. Take a walk with me...
This is going to be our strawberry patch (this picture was taken on Saturday morning):
This one is as far as I managed to go before I ran out of steam (I don't use a tiller for many reasons too numerous to list -- plus I wanted some of the grass):
Here's what I wanted the grass for -- to plug some spots where the Japanese Beetle grubs attacked last year (we're investing in milky spore this year -- it's been ten years since we applied it last time, and it's clearly run its course):
I found a mama spider when I was digging ... I felt just awful messing with her "house". She's guarding her egg sac here. They actually carry the egg sac around with them and I didn't want her to get so freaked out that she left it behind, so we built her a little "house with rocks where she could hide while we finished. I think she appreciated it :-)
The daffodils around my well pump are blooming and look lovely:
But we're already having visitors (that's a deer print for you city folk):
I found these odd holes in some of the spots the grubs killed -- I think they're from the robins (who are eating the grubs -- GO ROBINS!):
We still have a LOT of work to do, but DD got her garden cleared:
And we'll get peas and spinach and chard seed planted this week.
All in all a pretty good weekend.
How was yours?
Feast of the Seven Fishes - Maria K. Alexander
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