Sunday, April 22, 2012

Coop/Kennel Update - Help me pick out the best plants/shrubs for this spot

An update on the coop, grass is starting to come in, I still need to figure out what type of shrubs to plant in the beds and around the kennel. Once the trees catch up and the leaves come out this spot will be full shade. I'm really not familiar with full shade plants/shrubs that will grow in my zone 6 yard. I want to get ones that wont grow very big around the coop so if you have any ideas please speak up!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

An odd dry spring

So far this spring has followed the same path as winter, it has not been what I expected at all. We had summer temperatures for a while, then it cooled off, but with no snow to melt and minimal rain we are well below normal water levels and wild fires have been cropping up all over the state. Tomorrow we are expected to get some much needed rain! Despite the conditions, nature perssissts and has managed a few blooms in the yard.


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The tale of Mother Goose

Went on a canoe trip over the weekend and our first stop was a tiny island in the middle of a lake. Even though more than 20 canoes pulled up on the bank, this mother goose did not budge from her nest