Monday, March 6, 2017

Daffodils, Blue Skies and Garden Boxes

Don't let the blue sky and the emerging daffodils fool you...
(Yes, that's Sam's snooty pose.)


it was a mere 10 degrees as we did morning chores yesterday.
That's quite a bit colder than what we experience the past few weeks...
with highs reaching near 70 degrees.
I was sure winter was over.


But Winter is like that.
He loves to make you think he's left you...
and all of a sudden "BAM!" he hits you right between the eyes
with a blast of bone chilling air!


We even had snow squalls on Friday that produced complete white-outs!
Crazy.
And yet... the day lilies are up in the front pasture... seemingly untouched by the cold.


No lamenting, though...
it is to get warm again this week.


And that's a good thing, too...
because the garden project is under way.... 
and should be completed this week.


These garden boxes are made from your old milk jugs.
They are built from planks of HDPE... that will last a lifetime.
(at least my lifetime!)


Once the weather is warmer, I will top each box off with a mix of 
compost and topsoil.
And then the fun begins!!

We had a perfectly lovely weekend...
just the right mix of activity


 and rest!


We are ready to take on another week!
After all... spring is just two weeks away!
Can you believe it?

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

You must be so excited over your garden boxes. Sure going to be one nice looking garden when you are finished. It was -18 here with the windchill over the weekend. It's 7 this morning but feels like a heatwave without the wind blowing.

daisy gurl said...

Oooh, that's cold! It was only just below freezing here, so no complaints. This morning it was already a balmy 40 degrees when I arose. I love this winter!

I can't wait to see the process of the garden's rebirth. No doubt you have a long list of seeds to plant. It's an exciting time of year.
Enjoy the week!

The JR said...

A little closer and it would be a pony pile.

Your garden is going to be fantastic. Can't wait to see what you'll be growing out of it.

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos . Our weather is pretty much the same always flip flopping this time of the year but it seems to get better and better each day as spring draws closer and closer . We have a few spring flowers slowly poking above ground now to . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

Deb said...

It will be interesting to watch your garden grow. 2 more weeks...."yah!"

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a great use for old recycled milk jugs!

Michle said...

Where did you purchase your garden boxes?

Beverly Frankeny said...

Michle....we had them built by our contractor. i have never seen this type for purchase.

Missy George said...

Brrr..Garden looks great..you changed the direction..Hope it all works out for you..xxoo

jaz@octoberfarm said...

this is so exciting. i bet you can hardly wait to start harvesting. i'm starting my seeds today...i'm afraid i'm late again! i heard we could possibly get a snow storm this coming sunday but i doubt it!

Junebug said...

Fantastic garden boxes, let the fun begin! Well, not with your temps! I woke to snow cover again and daffodils blooming. Crazy! Doesn't old man weather know Spring is close!

Lynne said...

Even with me hearing . . . White Outs . . .
I can jump into spring fever when I see new
garden boxes, animals basking in sun, flower beginnings. . .
You've put me in the mood . . .

diane in northern wis said...

How fun to think about getting your garden ready for action! Those new garden boxes look good! I can't wait to see what you're planting in them all. Winter is going to hang on here for quite awhile yet.
I got my cool new hat and chicken in the mail today. Thanks so much, Bev. I love them both!!!

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