My Garden

Spring Garden Cleanup

It’s warm enough to work outside now and I’ve been busy cleaning the garden. It’s nice and privacy to live in a wooded lot but certainly a lot of work having to clear the leaves around the house, otherwise we’ll get a lot of slithering visitors.

I saw several in the garden and most are baby brown and black snakes. I used to be so afraid of them, but thinking now they are probably afraid of me more.

We had a lot of trees down this winter, hope to make good use of them in the garden as planting bed borders.

I can’t remember the name of this plant now, but I think it’s in the Swiss chard family. It tolerates both cool weather and heat and survived the cold weather in our area.

The mints survived the winter as well but still doesn’t have the strong minty aroma yet.

The spring flowers came out at the beginning of March. I’m more of a vegetable gardener and not so much of a flower gardener, but so fortunate that the previous owner planted plenty of pretty spring flowers around the house. Spring is here, I’m just waiting for the weather to get warm enough to start planting in the garden.

Country Living, Ducks

Country Living Update

It has been a year since we moved to the country, and my garden is coming together slowly. Last weekend I cleared the path to the garden, it must have been 20 years worth of leaves that were at least half a foot high. There are trashes and building materials left over from the previous owner that we need to clean up also.

The freedom of living in the country is to be able to raise animals, and Bo has a couple dozen ducks so far. The previous owner had a small fenced in area that he is currently using to house his ducks, and they have outgrown their living area. I like to raise chickens and will be getting my chicken coop soon.



Spring is in the air

It’s the end of January and might be too early for Spring in most area, I guess for us also just last week we had snow. The countryside came to a halt, and no work and school for most of us._MG_1845

I certainly don’t mind getting stuck here.




As I was taking this picture below, I thought to myself this would be a good place to walk. I think I found myself a new walking trail.


It’s extremely warm today, I was out walking and heard a woodpecker pecking a tree.


It was so high up, I’m glad I was able to capture it with my telephoto lens.


My daffodils are budding now, it’s certainly is an early sign of Spring.