Finally…Spring. I think.
So here in Minnesota, we had a long and full winter with plenty of snow and cold. As a matter of fact, it was snowing a bit just this past Saturday, the 11th, I think. But from that beautiful-to-work-outside 50-60 degree range, all of a sudden, it’s 90-something out there. I had to come in from my tasks. Later, when it starts cooling off, I’ll go back out. I’m supposed to get another 30 cinderblocks anyway from FleetFarm as soon as my brother in law gets here (he has a truck and utility trailer.)
Planted up the mesclun mix of greens today; also potted the rosemary and will put in some potatoes and onions this evening. Before or after humping the blocks into the back 40 remains to be seen. Oh, why the blocks? Hah. Well, I can’t kneel down due to arthritis and suchlike in my knees. I’m making raised beds, and blocks are cheaper than almost anything we’ve priced out. (Plus, they are restackable, reuseable, useful creatures.) I still need to get more plants, but it’s been so cold here as I mentioned, no one’s dared put too many of the more tender plants out yet. I think that should be OK from this point forward, though! Onward!