Spring Cleaning On The Homestead
I wanted to get to planting this past weekend…….I’m seriously pining away for the smell of the earth and getting the seeds into the ground but it just wasn’t going to happen because The Viking was convinced we had to wait one more week and well he’s not usually wrong so I trust him on these matters. He is usually more in tune with the weather than I am and so we decided that the homestead’s a mess anyway and we best get busy cleaning so we did! On top of everything I was under the weather all weekend and it just got progressively worse but that’s life and I took a sick day and after some rest I am turning the corner and feeling like I am perking back up finally.
I sometimes call raking the yard sweeping the yard in North Carolina because of all our pine straw if you want your yard to look instantly cleaner all you need to do is get out there and rake up the pinecones and the straw. This is one of those tasks I have mixed emotions on I do like the instant gratification I don’t like the splinters in my hand from our rake. I also like to show you guys that our lil’ homestead looks downright homely about now…there are no beautiful flowers, we have very little coming up in the garden now but the exciting thing is this will all be transformed in a matter of weeks. Spring is officially almost here!
The chickens love following me and The Viking around when we are working in the yard….they love finding freshly dug up earth worms and other critters in the earth. They also love this time of year there is grass to eat and still lots to explore for them until the summer sun burns the grass up and we block them from the garden!
We finished the day sitting next to a nice toasty bonfire! I even roasted a marshmallow or two!
I wish you all a beautiful week….until next time!