February 4, 2015

Small projects

After 2.7 inches of rain over the weekend, we are back to glorious sunshine and 70+ degrees. It was time to get outside and "do stuff". I much enjoy my morning routine of working outside, then having lunch while watching a Great Courses lecture and freewheeling the afternoon before doing some cooking and/or baking for dinner.

There are a couple of apple trees showing color and it won't be long before the bees will be out pollinating. We have a lot of native bees and although I am sure there are plenty of little holes for them to lay their eggs in, I asked Dan to make a little holder for mason bee tubes to just make life a bit easier for them. The bees emerge when the fruit trees bloom, each doing the work of 160 honey bees for 6 weeks or so, then they lay eggs and die. Mom is amazing.

Meanwhile I spent the morning revitalizing the herb garden. It being right outside the garage side door, Emma and The Sisters used it during the rainy days as a launching pad for chasing a pack of coyotes and it was well churned up. The soil still being moist it was easier to dig up some old plants and make room for some new ones.

Aren't they just little angels?

Dan's afternoon project, one he has much looked forward to: building his new computer.

1 comment:

webb said...

Love your herb garden, and hope to emulate your daily schedule in just a few months.

This morning i ordered one of those "canvas prints" of "the bird picture". Can't believe it's taken me two years to figure out what to do with it!

Spring is still hiding in the cold here, but just yesterday i saw a hillside with bits of forsythia popping out. It won't be that much longer...