Spring is in the Air


I love the smell of spring. The grass is growing, the birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and the breeze smells so fresh. The trees are starting to bud.  My lilac bush has a hint of green on the tips of its branches.

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We have had so much rain and grey skies lately. It has been so depressing but today reminds me of all things new.  Oh the power of spring!

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It makes you want to clean your house top to bottom. Wash the windows, clean the fridge out, organize cupboards, and etc. Plus it makes you want to go outside and plant something but I am a little nervous to do that just quite yet. I have a raised garden in the backyard and my garlic chives are peaking out.

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I never realized how much I love to garden until my daughter in law Corina showed me how to set up my raised garden. Now I could not live without it. Fresh herbs are the best.  I usually plant green peppers, basil, thyme, garlic chives, cilantro, jalapeño peppers and rosemary in my raised garden. Tomato’s I usually plant in big pots outside the raised garden because they soak up all the nutrients and the other plants suffer from that.  I can’t wait to get started.

I am sitting outside right now and I can hear the birds sing. I cleaned out my raised garden of leaves and weeds. I even cleaned out some of my pots for flowers. It is so nice just to sit and enjoy the nice weather Michigan is having today.  Funny to think that in the last couple weekends we were in a flood state. But God does amazing things with our weather here in Michigan. It could go from snow to sleet to rain then to Sunshine all in one day. I have to tell you that I enjoy the sunshine the best of all.  My husband however loves both winter and summer. I prefer the summer, bring on the heat.

This afternoon Jon and I went to Lowe’s to get some more gardening soil and some drywall for our basement project. The basement project story is for another day and it is a doozie.  So I loaded up my garden with the new soil and prepped it for my future plantings.  I can’t wait for fresh herbs and vegetables. Looking forward to a great summer.

 

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