while the sun shines

bare foot

coat on porch

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the chickens, grabbing fresh bugs from where the bricks were stacked
the chickens, grabbing fresh bugs from where the bricks were stacked

Our unseasonably dry weather has made it possible to tackle many outside/garden tasks before the other foot (known as torrential northwest downpours) drops. Daffodils have been pushing up through the dirt for several weeks now, and I think my garlic started coming up in December.

Starting any job near dirt, or any task, really, almost guarantees that I will instantly have willing helpers (who both think socks and coats are optional) underfoot. I do my best to work around them *patiently*.

The chickens have scratched up our front flower beds quite nicely and I used some free brick to build the area up to a height that will hold enough dirt for plants. I want to fill these beds with shade-loving plants, since this area gets little to no sun.

Have you been able to get more things done outside because of drier weather this winter?

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