We visited these adorable sheep not far from our house last spring. Aren't they the cutest?! I was convinced that this spring we would be welcoming some sheep to our little farmstead... But for now, we are aware of our limitations, which include anything with hoofs. Stay tuned. (As in 2 - 5 years. Maybe. :)
And while it's not quite time for spring lambs yet, there are
little signs of spring popping up all over the place!
We are welcoming the changing of the seasons early this year in the
Pacific Northwest. First, with the crocus...
This will be our second spring living here. I can safely say that I am a novice gardener (and that may be overstating it :). These bouquets of green have only appeared within the last week or two. I remember something florally growing up out of them last year, but am at a loss. Iris? Anyone?
I've done a little research and I believe these delicate, deep purple flowers are a type of buttercup. Validation or correction, please.
Since moving from a yard of ~9,000 square feet to an over 2 acre property, we're trying to become more realistic about gardening and yard maintenance (though I still have my dreams!).
Instead of thinking, "Today I'm going to clean this yard up," I think, "Two or three wheelbarrows-full of clean-up is better than nothing."
Another thought I use to encourage myself is, "Well, it may not look great, but at least it won't look like an abandoned house!" This is what I tell myself most often. Seriously. And for some strange reason, it is a real motivator. Whatever works, right?
I used to think leaf clean-up was something you did in the fall. And it is. If you do it in the fall. We started then, but you guys, there were SO many leaves. You all told me to do a little bit each day and to stay on top of it. We did. But then we stopped. So here we are and life goes on... In fact, it goes on quickly with three growing boys.
And that is what I remind myself most often. We didn't move here for a magazine-worthy yard. We moved here so that our tres hermanos could have some wide open spaces... some room to roam and explore.
We're thankful for the memories already made and look forward to more to come...
I do hope to learn more about gardening each year. One of the things I enjoy about blogging is learning from others. Thank you to those of you who have shared your gardening tips. Please, keep them coming! ;)
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