We woke up this Sunday morning to thunder and rain hitting the metal roof. Yesterday was a beautiful 80 degree day here in the holler and O Wise One and I worked in the garden planting more potatoes, lettuce, greens and more peas. I killed my first wasp in the house and saw the first little black ants in the house of the season. Last night I picked off my first tick. It's official I am declaring spring has sprung. Daffodils are blooming everywhere. I had forgotten all the places I had planted bulbs last time I separated daffodils. I think every clump is blooming. They are in flowerbeds that I have not cleaned up yet. Popping up amongst the brown of winter killed perennials. They are drinking in that warm spring rain of April.
They are tucked around small trees and along fences and walls.
They are growing around stumps and under rose bushes and they just keep spreading with a little help from me. Truthfully I had forgotten that I had planted that many. They are reminding me and I think every bulb grew. But the weather man is reporting a possibility of snow next week. So I think as soon as it quits raining I will be picking some giant bouquets and bringing them inside to enjoy during the snowstorm. After all we can't waste good flowers on snow.
Remember last year it snowed the first of May here in Hickery Holler and we worried for the fruit crop but as usual we had plenty as always. If one crop fails it seems like the others compensate and the good Lord provides. There are a few blossoms just starting to open on the plums so we will see what happens. The potatoes and peas aren't up yet in the garden so it should not hurt them. Just another fickle spring here in the Midwest and in Hickery Holler.
Hope everyone is enjoying this rainy Sunday afternoon.
Blessings from The Holler
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