Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Finally, the Show
Now on to other things. The garden has certainly started its path to summer. These buds appeared so suddenly I almost didn't notice them. I haven't paid much attention to anything but the show and lots was happening while I was looking elsewhere. The lilac, so recently buried under the snow, is budded. The lilies are about ten inches tall, the Seedum (spelled phonetically since I've never seen it in print) has erupted to the point that last year's dead stems are no longer visible. Hosta is coming up, the rhododendron is budded. Since I haven't worked out there, the ground is covered with dead leaves and grass. I did buy a rake a few weeks ago, and I will get at that job this week. The chickens are happily escaping from their pen two or three times a day, so I need to attend to that as soon as possible. I also want to replace the door on their coop.
Of course the house is a mess and Patrick needs a haircut. I have let his hair grow to keep him warm, but it has gone beyond the point of acceptability......snarls and mats make up too much of his coat. The house is a mess.
I have work to do.