We recently received a plant order from a nursery with a variety of different plants (raspberries, strawberries, grapes, horseradish, blackberries and rhubarb). I got all the plants planted weeks ago and didn't have time to plant the rhubarb that day so I stuck it in the crisper of our fridge. There is sat for ohhhh I guess about three weeks. Every day I heard from Harmony "When is this bag of rhubarb going to be planted....I would like the crisper back." So today I had some time and I decided that it was time to plant the rhubarb. I had to till a strip in the bottom to plant it and since it was a warm day I decided to take the hour or so to get it in. I fired up the tiller and headed down the hill behind the barn to the bottom garden beds where hopefully the rhubarb will get enough shade to thrive. I engaged the tines and put them down into the earth. If you have never smelled the fresh sweet earthy scent of the first tilling of the year you are missing out!!! It has to be one of the best smells there is....that earthy smell of winter decomposition wafting up to your nose.....IT IS HEAVEN!!!! I got the strip tilled and then the tiller ran out of gas so I stashed it in the barn and headed up the hill toward the house. I stopped to say hi to Norma and the goats (Norma is our barn dog who decided to show up here and apparently is here to stay). I was walking through the christmas trees planted along the hillside and looked up only to see the second DEFINITE sign of spring........Robins were flitting across the hillside in search of something to eat!!! I skipped and jumped the rest of the way up the hill, tore into the house and very excitedly pronounced to Harmony and the kiddos that SPRING IS SURELY HERE..........I love it!!
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )