Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Busy Morning In The Woods

Phone was ringing at 6:00 this morning. A welcome call from over the ocean. A wonderful way to begin the day.

Bird feeders filled, suet cake replaced (it is brought in every evening so whatever is opening the container and taking will not be tempted). 40 lbs of fertilizer spread on small grass area and flower beds. Earlier in week spread lime and last week grass seed.

I am so pleased when I view over 50 plants in back of my cottage garden emerging out of the soil. Many more as you approach the side of cottage. Small buds can be seen on the trees.

Looks like my pear tree that was recently planted likes it new home.

Spread some mulch and it was time for breakfast.

Since I had not cleaned up - headed back outside. Ground is damp but still planted a small row of lettuce, radishes and potatoes.

This is not the ideal day for what is being accomplised. Cool, cloudy, damp ground - but I could not stay inside. Suppose to rain again tomorrow and then sun. My little seeds may surface next week in the sunshine.

One very tired lady stopped her gardening and headed inside to clean up.

Vegetables chopped for chili that is simmering.

Not all those who wander are lost,
the old that is strong does not wither,
deep roots are not reached by the frost.
~J.R. Tolkien~


the wild magnolia said...

I don't know why it is comforting and pleasing, to hear of your daily tilling of the earth, but it gives me a sense of "all is right with the world".

Have a great day and rest by the fire, nourish on homemade soup, and read a good book.

Great sharing! Blessings to you, dearest "One Woman"!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Sandra, thank you. I am too weary to read a book :) Will have soup and just sit and rest...

Balisha said...

Your day sounds like Heaven to me. Isn't retirement grand? We have time to do our heart's desire. You had good luck last year with your little garden...hope you do this year too. Take care...Balisha

Nan said...

Oh, Ernestine your day is two months off for me!! I look forward to many spring pictures.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Balisha and Nan, thank you for visiting. This morning the wind is howling and it sure feels cold to me. An inside day - am pleased I stayed outside yesterday :)