I look out the window and see flurries of snow. Yet, I’m getting excited about Spring,
gardening, mowing the grass, and working on the trails. I love to mow the grass. And, our lawn is big. Someone asked me once how big our lawn is, and I said it is as big as when I decide to stop mowing. Our lawn butts up against the fields, woods and barn. Once I decided I would take the mower (we are talking about a riding lawn mower) out into the field where the trail starts. It’s not much fun when you have to
trek back for the heavy gasoline container. Sometimes I get carried away. Mowing is a form of meditation for me.
This past weekend was our prelude to Spring. The temperature rose to the upper 70’s. Today it is in the 30’s.
Our front pond is always evolving. Basically each year we take baby steps. This year we
hope to totally change the water fall with bigger rocks with a hidden tray to make the water come out more uniformly. We have also decided to do more grasses to make it easier to maintain.
We are rock crazy. It’s good that there is plenty of rock out in our woods. It’s an adventure taking the tractor and wagon out to gather them. The pond is basically using what we have on hand and what we can recycle. We have purchased seeds and plants, of course as well as a water pump. The big round concrete slab in the middle is something we salvaged from my father’s plumbing days.