Lunch today. You want this. At least Ernie was excited! (It's hummus. Please ignore my lack of food styling finesse.) I'm pretty sure if you pair up corn chips with bean hummus, it's a healthy lunch. There was milk involved, too.
This concrete is where a hot tub used to be. Now it has three garbage cans of mulched leaves, and a whole lotta dismantled retaining wall. Wait till you see what we have planned!!
Cole crops! They're sprouted! In fact, everything but the brussels sprouts have sprouted...I don't know why I'm surprised, since those same seeds never sprouted last year either....durrr. The kids are pretty excited to see these little green things, and I'm really hoping that means some cruciferous vegetables will be eaten in a few months. Yum.
Mr. Baby Face has been a bad napper this week, and we've had insane and hail when he HAS slept....but by golly, I WILL get my peas and spinach planted soon! I've been watching Spring start to happen around here- most of my bulbs are sending up shoots, the azaleas and rhodies are budding out, and so are the raspberries and (new!!) blueberries. The birds are coming back- robins, blue jays, crows, and finches. No starlings yet, though. All their spring songs are so different, Ernie keeps asking me what the noises that she hears are! The squirrels are still running around, but that's no big surprise, they've used our deck stairs and railing as a highway all winter. The railing is actually a launching/landing pad for them, because the highway runs across the deck you see above, up the stair railing, onto the upper deck railing, and then they LEAP into the cedar tree that's nearby. (Then down the trunk, and onto the fence, and off to who knows where.) We're going to trim that cedar tree soon, it's practically growing onto the deck. And boy does my husband want a camera running when the first squirrel leaps off the deck to the tree branch that used to be there.