Monday, April 05, 2010

It's April!

And I am so FAR BEHIND on yard work it might as well be November. Also, I need a rain barrel (or 4) and it turns out the easter bunny doesn't deliver those.

The kids and I dug many many many dandelions out of the backyard this afternoon...and we still have many many to go. I just got tired of looking out the window & seeing dandelions where other things are supposed to grow. But I did notice hostas peeking up through the ground AND the daffodils have started to open. I think I am going to plant a million of them in the fall.

Also, I need to dig out last years worm bin & set up a for real compost pile.
And direct-sow my cold-weather crops. And pre-order my strawberries.

So much to do! You would thin with the kids getting up at 6, I'd be all over it.

Pictures at some point in the future.
Now bed is calling.

1 comment:

Amber said...

Girl, you could save some money and time and just eat those dandelion leaves in salad, and make some wine out of the flowers! :) That's my new resolution - no weeding, use the weeds instead!

But I do understand...we have more poke bushes than I know what to do with. I can't dye enough things pink to use up all the berries, and the leaves are bitter, and mildly poisonous. Ick.

Anyhoo...yeah. Dandelion destruction is a good job for two kids...ready, aim, DIG!