Charley with snow flakes

Skippy, Suzie & Charley
All right all ready with the April snow!!! What a slow spring!! We’re still having temperatures in the 30-40’s (F). Charley likes it. I’m looking forward to 50-60’s. I hear it’ll get warm next Thursday. I won’t hold my breath.
 
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Charley

Skippy, Suzie & Charley
Charley follows me everywhere, especially out to the garden. He’s a year and 2 months old now. I still call him a puppy since he bounds around and plays all the time. He’s curious and nosy. Sniffs and tastes everything in my garden. His favorite is fresh broccoli – any…
 
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Charley and my potatoes

My Harvests, Skippy, Suzie & Charley
I dug a bushel of potatoes this year. Pretty good for me. I had three rows about 6 feet each. Probably 18 plants. I grew only two varieties this year. I dug one row of La Ratte fingerlings early and we’ve eaten them all already. These are Green Mountain. A…
 
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boating

Skippy, Suzie & Charley
When we’re not gardening, we’re out boating! Suzie (4 yrs old) is in yellow and Charley, my BIG puppy (10 mo) is in red. We’re on out way out onto the pond.
 
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spring is here!

Skippy, Suzie & Charley, Watching the Seasons
It’s spring! Astronomically – if not our temperatures, which will go down to the teens and low 20’s, much of this week. But my garden soil is WORKABLE! Yeah. Charley and I checked it out this afternoon. Nothing is frozen and it’s not muddy. Just nice planting soil. We even…
 
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a beautiful day

Skippy, Suzie & Charley, Watching the Seasons
The sun was warm and I was working with my dogs right next to my garden today. Pretty good. I’m not quite working inside the garden yet – but seems like that may be soon. I cleared overgrown briars just behind my garden fence. Huge prickly multiflora rose and wild…
 
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winter walk

Skippy, Suzie & Charley, Watching the Seasons
The temperatures have been so nice and warm here the past week. Suzie, Charley, and I had a great walk yesterday. We walked around the fields of a small CSA farm, around the empty greenhouse, piled tomato stakes, and dried stalks of corn and Brussels sprouts. The dogs got all…
 
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