Yeah, yeah, I know, it's only mid- February. But we've had sunshine and temps in the 70's, and things are just popping out all over. The neighborhood Bradford pear trees are flowering and odiferous; the plum trees in the creek are blooming. The honeybees bring pure white pollen in to the hive. And everywhere, there is new green.
I'm trying not to think about the fact we've had no measurable rain in February thus far, and just am just enjoying this early spring. We have Indian Summer - do we also have Indian Spring?
We've had the windows and doors open to the breeze for days now. Crane flies are starting to hatch and fly in at night, attracted to our lights.
I set the tray of tomato and pepper seedlings out every day, to catch the sun. Its rays are far stronger than any grow light.
This weather makes us feel like grilling and staying up late (even though it's only light until 5:45 or so). Fortunately, we're having company over tomorrow night and we'll put a Cuban pork shoulder on the grill all day (Lechon Asado). Then we'll make Cubano sandwiches on my fresh sourdough, with pickles Tom made last summer.
When does the neighborhood pool open, again?
Joe the dog spends his days in front of the chicken coop, his favorite summer spot, sunbathing.
The Bewick's Wrens are back, messing about in the front yard, trying to decide if they want to nest in my front-porch birdhouse.
Making bread today is a bit of a chore, since all I want to do is be outside!
Tom's working on the new raised beds today, and containers/trellis for the hop project. It's a great day to be working out of doors.
Happy Spring, everyone!