Finally almost all of the snow has melted. I saw these little blossoms this morning under the bay window, along with the day lilies, which poked their heads out much earlier. It was warm enough for me to go out and revamp the chicken pen. Every year I try to make a better place for them. No matter what I do, though, it still looks like a yard full of junk.....well it IS a pile of junk. The fence itself, made from scraps of wood I picked up around the yard and rusty chicken wire, is bad enough. The addition last fall of the junk Marshall left after re-doing the bulkhead, added to the mess. It seems that no matter how I try, there is no way to makes scraps of used lumber look good. I guess this is an example of the old saying, "You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear." Nevertheless, I keep trying. Just getting rid of the leftover scraps and broken boards would help tremendously, but I have no way of trucking it off to the dump.......paying to have it removed is, of course, out of the question.
Ah! I just had a thought. There is probably room enough in the cellar to stash this stuff. I hate to fill it up with junk, but better there than in the yard. That will be my next project.