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Springtime in the Ozarks
Hooray for Spring!
Ah, indeed, spring is here! Mother Nature is announcing the arrival with sunshiny days and chirping birds. At the farm the forsythia is nearing full bloom and smiling daffodils are begging to brighten the kitchen table.
It was enough inspiration to bring on some serious cleaning, like washing windows and refurbishing flower beds Robin climbed aboard the tractor. Along with our friend, Robert, acting as the chain man, they removed 8 overgrown junipers, that were blocking the view from the house.
Grow or Else, Little Seeds
Let the Gardening Begin
I was more inspired to garden after seeing the well-designed, tightly-enclosed plot at our friends’ weekend cabin near Steelville. They tell me it’s deer proof, racoon proof, possum proof, rabbit proof, squirrel proof, groundhog proof, armadillo proof, and possibly mole proof.
It’s just a wire/wood construction, but it checks a lot of boxes for the home gardener. What’s more, the soil hauled from St. Louis Compost is two-feet deep. Wow!
Fruit Tree Inspection
It was time to see how the fruit trees had wintered. Of the dozens that I’ve planted over the years, only a peach and pear survive. It’s hard rock farming around these parts. I want to plant a fig tree—though the previous two didn’t make it. Hope springs eternal.