Sunday, April 19, 2015

Springing Up the Place

The last few weeks we have been in full on SPRING mode around here. We've been opening windows, airing out the house, doing a bit of spring cleaning, and getting started on all those SPRING projects around the house, yard and garden.

The downside is, we're so excited that we've started too many projects at once. But that's OK... we'll catch up eventually. Here's what we've been up to:

  • We worked on the Fall Cleanup stuff we never got around to in the fall. Since we were very busy in the fall starting up some new life routines and redoing several rooms in the house, the outside stuff kind of fell by the wayside. It's making the Spring chores a bit more difficult, so, lesson learned. We'll be better this year. 

  • We got the back porch ready for the season:

This is our favorite "room" of the house... our back porch. We spend much more
 time out here between April and October than we do inside the house. 

  • We started fixing up the backyard play area. Still quite a bit left to do on this area, but the sandbox is all cleaned and filled, and we got some new baskets from the dollar store to store our outdoor toys. We still have to put down some mulch and do a few other things, but we'll get to that in the coming weeks.

Sandbox area, in progress. 

  • We've started prepping the garden beds! A couple of the older raised beds needed to be rebuilt, and we've been prepping the soil. This weekend, we got around to sowing the carrots, beets and peas. More prepping and planting to come in the next few weeks!

Prepping the beds

We've also been preparing for our Honeybees! Today is the Big Day I've been looking forward to for months... BEE DAY! I'll be picking them up this afternoon and (hopefully!) getting them into the hive successfully. Fingers crossed! 

Meanwhile, I hope you're all enjoying Spring and having some wonderful fair-weather adventures!

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