Monday, March 26, 2012
I sorta miss the "wintery" March
While all this warm, sunny weather is lovely, it's crazy trying to keep up with the yard which was abruptly awakened from its winter slumber. The grass is thick and green--like carpeting. After fertilizing a week or so ago, you can almost hear it growing. I'm not joking when I tell you that we've had to cut it THREE times this week.
The plants are all popping green shoots and then....leaves--in a matter of minutes, it seems. The redbud tree is blooming--an entire month early. The snowdrops and crocus came and went in hours. I moved the pond heater to find 3 lily pads battling for surface space. Mother Nature must be chug-a-luggin' 5 Hour Energy--girlfriend is on high speed.
We did a small water change on the pond yesterday and fired up the pump and waterfall. While that sounds easy enough, it isn't. This ended up being a half-day affair as we replaced hoses and raised the skimmer. These both required digging and moving plants, shuffling flagstone, and laying mulch. Needless to say, both Joe and I are a tad stiff today. The frogs---well, they found the whole adventure amusing, popping up their heads periodically to see if we were finished.
The temps are supposed to drop this week, somewhat back to "normal", but I'm not sad. I need a break. Mother Nature is wearing us out. I'm just really hoping I won't have to the cut the grass......again.