Two days ago, Lloyd and I sat on the back deck licking ice cream cones. The ice had melted from the edges of the pond, and the thin layer in the middle grew a bit thinner as the sun warmed our shoulders. It was only March 9th! Unheard of!
A pink knob of rhubarb took her first gulp of spring air today.
Delphiniums planted from seed last spring near the wall by the sidewalk garden are eager to get going. They’re determined to beat last year’s production of tall flower stocks.
Before Mrs. Coon gets too busy with spring house cleaning, we hope to catch her in the wire cage I took out of the upper shed this afternoon. It seems she evicted the skunk, and hung up her own shingle above the hole dug under the front corner of the shed. As soon as we can relocate her, we’ll fill the cavern with rocks. Hopefully Mr. Skunk will realize he’s not welcome at Cedar Hollow. Sorry, old chap.