but realize that two more college tuitions may make that always stay just a dream. Bummer.
but this year has been anything but normal weather-wise. Usually in February here, even IF the snow has melted ( and that is a big IF) the ground is certainly wet, and the garden frozen in place.Today it was 50+ degrees and mostly sunny so I figured, what the heck, might as well play along and got out my clippers and rake and started my spring clean-up. I cut back the ornamental grasses, cleared a couple aof perennial beds, cut down my biggest clematis ( a terniflora or sweet autumn that grows intertwined with a rambling rose), and added lots and lots of branches to the burn pile .
I also did a yard scan and found a nice little nesting area of voles . they had set up house right next to a pile of brush that I left to move “later” after the October snowstorm. They were happily chewing easily acessible bark from the downed limbs, but unfortunately also were gnawing on the new baby gingko tree I forgot to wrapDarn.I reloaded a tomcat bait station and placed it near the holes I found , and they should be gone soon.
Not a bad way to spend a February day, even if I do miss winter .