What a difference a day makes! Yesterday saw us with sunshine and close to 60. Today we may not make it much above freezing. OH and did I mention the snow?? I'm once again like a little kid seeing snow for the first time. I know I've said it before but I'm still not over the "newness" of snow fall. Shoot, this ol' Texas girl hasn't seen much snow. And what I have seen has always disappeared pretty soon after it hit the ground. This little storm will be over and moved on by tomorrow and the sun's promised to come out again as well.
We've been taking advantage of the good weather we've been having (until today) and getting all sorts of things done around here. Those big stacks of pallets that have graced the front of the barn for the past few months have been re--stacked and moved to a more out of the way place. As has what's left of the tin from building the barn and various other odds and ends, along with a woodpile. There's still another wood pile to move but it shouldn't take too long.
We've also been working on clearing more of the underbrush and dead cedar limbs along the front of the property. That's one of those things that we'll get finished....eventually. I'm not in any big hurry to get that finished as I think it kind of helps keep the dust from the road cut down some. We had a nice fire yesterday, burning some of the brush we cleared out. We've got a couple of different places that we burn things. The trash barrel, a burn pile for "stuff" and then we have the wood burning pile. Mars saves the wood ash and so we are careful with that one.
Oh, another thing we got done this past week was to transplant two redbud trees. There is a stand of them under a couple of the cedars in the front. Since they are a native plant and free (gotta love that!) we are going to try moving several of them around the property. Last year we tried to grow some things in that spot but it sits right next to where the old burned down house was and there is all sorts of "junk" under the ground. While he was digging holes for the trees new home he found the old original septic tank! Good to know that its there. Go figure.....
I've been playing in the greenhouse this past week as well. We're still working with the temperatures in there. I've started all the different types of herb seed I have on hand. There are some things I'd still like to try and grow but finances are tight and what we have will do for now. I've got a list (imagine me with a list!) started of some of the things I'd like to try and grow. Most I've never tried my hand at but hey, I'm good at trying new things! I may have to try to do some seed swapping for some of the herbs I'd like to try my hand at. Unfortunately, all the seed I have is pretty common.
Anyway.... I guess that's all the news that's fit to print. Have a Super Day!