I used this picture for the main photo as it was the only bright photo I took this week - Balsamic Strawberry and Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars I made earlier. And I still have some of each left in the freezer which should be sufficient to last until I have fresh rhubarb of my own. The remaining photos are from out and about in the yard today and it can take a while for the green grass and bright flowers of spring to arrive in this part of Ontario.
The one part I can read perfectly well though is the amount of rain I've had in my yard - 95 millimetres in the past week. As you can imagine, I've got a few temporary ponds here and there. I've used a bucket and put some of this water into the rain barrel to use for watering the greenhouse and the nearby garden (where I expect the squash will end up this year).
But I also still have plenty of snow. This will take at least another month to melt due to the trees blocking much of the sun at this time of the year.
I've been turning over some of the main garden area and have put out some of the leftover hay bales from last year that had been stored in the garage over the winter. I still have another six to put out once I decide where they'll go.
|Everything is just so brown at this time of year|
And I'll leave off on a brighter note - the tomato and pepper seedlings are happy to see some natural light, albeit through the windows from inside the house. Here are just a couple of the varieties I have underway:
|Jalapeno and Hungarian Hot Wax|
|Corno di Toro peppers|