It’s the first day of Spring after a long winter. We’re nearly overwhelmed with everything that has to be done at the house while still maintaining our regular lives and responsibilities, like you know, work.
But with Spring comes new things. And right now we have a yard just waiting to be worked. It will be tilled, fortified, hoed, planted, watered and good things will come of it. We’ll start small this year, or at least smaller. A few raised beds near the front yard made with scrap lumber we pulled from a friend’s yard. A few long beds in the back, maybe someday they will be raised as well. We’ll add a little mulch to the landscaping around the house, take out a few dead shrubs, plant a few trees that have been patiently waiting in their pots.
We’ll finish the fencing, add a few gates and move Chappy into her new home. We’ll add a fresh coat of red paint to the barn and white to the fencing and it will be lovely.
Just like the inside of the house, the outside is a blank slate. We can do whatever strikes us. And we are dreaming, planning, hoping for a wondering Spring.