LysmachiaMoon's blog: Happy Equinox!

Posted on Mar 20, 2017 10:44 AM

Happy Spring Equinox! today the length of the day and night are equal (eqi = equal, nox = night). This day marks the mid-point of Springtime, with 6 more weeks to go before the start of summer on May 1. By the grace of all the gods, we are blessed with normal weather this week...high temps in the 40-50F range and light rain. I'm hoping to get the plastic covering up on my dog kennel greenhouse this week. First I have to figure out how to attach it. I am planning to use heavy duty clear plastic packaging tape, but I'm still a bit unsure how to get it to attach to the chain link fence panels. Plannign to experiment with this maybe later this afternoon.

Not much going on in the garden; spent some time yesterday just clearing up all the fallen twigs/branches from the strong winds we have been having (today is calm). I think I made 6-7 trips up the hill with loads of fallen stuff. Got the wood chip mulch that the hens have been having fun scattering raked up and put back in place in most areas. I laid down some old rusty bits of chicken wire over it so that should keep it in place for a while.

Today, I made 6 trips with the wheelbarrow, down the road a bit, to bring back lots of rocks from my neighbor's field. He has the whole area turned over, trees uprooted, fence posts put in, and it's been sitting this way for a couple of months. He told me to take whatever rocks I wanted, to help him out. I got some very nice ones that I'm hoping to use in several places...I'd love to redo some of my little dry stacked retaining wall below the deck, replacing some of the smaller stuff with nice big rocks. I'd also like to use some of the rocks on the Folly Wall. And I can always use some odd shaped smaller bits to fill in gaps in the flagstone walk that runs around the house.

I should probably get some seeds started indoors to get a bit of a jump on the weather (zinnias, etc.)But right now space is at a premium and I don't know where I'd put seedlings.
I'm also hoping to start getting some stuff moved this week; I had planned to do a lot of transplanting a couple weeks ago, but we got that heavy snow fall and everything ground to a halt.

A very nice couple from Cumberland came up and bought 20 of my forsythia this morning and said if I had more, they'd take those too. I want to wait to see if the lady from Harrisburg calls back before I commit to selling more. The money I make from the forsythia is going into a jar to be used to finance a big spring bulb purchase next September!

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Just an idea... by pod Mar 20, 2017 9:31 PM 6
Good deal on the Forsythia by Seedfork Mar 20, 2017 11:19 AM 0

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