A soft gentle rain is falling now. You can almost hear the ground drinking up the moisture... and watch the greening of the countryside as it changes before your eyes! The trees are suddenly leafing out and the grass is turning a deep rich green! Oh, I noticed that lilacs are suddenly blooming! And the air is filled with the sweet smell of tree pollen.
I find it absolutely amazing that you can grow so much here... with just a little water! A neighbor down the street has a small fruit orchid of apples, pears, and cherry trees. My parents on the south side of town have pear and apple trees! In a neighboring community, I heard of a family that is able to grow peaches!
Making Seed Mats!
I'm going to take some time today to make seed mats for carrots & lettuce using Granny's ingenious seed mat method! To view Granny's excellent tutorial, complete with pictures and step by step directions.... click here.
Note: this photo was taken by my 12 year old son during our town's Spring Rodeo.