I’m home alone this weekend. Which, to be honest, is super awesome. I love the Ladyfriend and Babylady (obviously), but it is the first time I’ve been home alone (or anywhere actually) for more than about 9 hours in over 4 years. It was time. I didn’t know how much I needed some space, until the Ladyfriend graciously offered it up. She knew I needed space even more than I did. She is smart one. I was falling behind on so many things and was pretty close to losing it.
The extra space allowed me to notice to a few things I had ignored. Like fonts. Fonts on pictures. I love fonts and there was no one here to save me from myself. Let’s just face it- a Seattle garden in March needs all the help it can get. Things aren’t exactly bursting around here! Take a peek though because before we know it the jungle will return!
We planted 4 new columnar apples a few weeks ago. Have you tried them? They are amazing and grow perfectly in limited space.
This year we have kept ourselves in assorted greens (swiss chard, kale, arugula, mache, and lettuce) all winter. Yay!
I’m so pleased with how the hoop houses performed over winter. They look a bit battered there because I’ve rolled up the ends and sides a lot and starting to squeeze things under cover.
The native plant garden around the patio is really filling in nicely and the birds love it. The flowering red currant and indian plum are always the first to leaf out and bloom.
This is the area we see best from the living room. The birds have been amazing this late winter- so many northern flickers, juncos, goldfinches, pine siskins, robins, and stellar jays lately (and the usual starlings and crows). Spring lovin’ is definitely on their minds.
I took a bunch of cuttings/thinnings of trees and they are all blooming in pots. I don’t know that they’ll last at any rate, but it is fun to watch.
Ready for some chicken love? I made a sign earlier this month before my launch party (go on… check out my new business!)
And, my dirty one. Yes, she is getting a bath tomorrow. She is no stranger to a warm bath, but this is her first for the sake of her filthy head. Seriously. What the hell has she been up too? Spinning on her head? Because she usually looks like this.