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Monday, March 9, 2015

Flower Hunting

Hullo! I got out on another outing today - things are definitely looking up! Today we are checking out the burnt-out farm.

There are still a few snowdrops hanging around. They are so cute!

The daffodils aren't quite there yet - but soon!

Heh-heh... not sure this counts as a flower-find but...

Oh!! There are a few bunnies out as well!

Hello bunnies!

Wow... this is quite the patch of daffodils!!

And here is one that is almost open.

I checked out the old workboot - there are some plants that are starting to climb up the sides of it... cool.

A few white crocuses... I think they need to be rescued... we marked the spot with a stick so we can find it in a few weeks when they are ready to move.

There are all sorts of cool things here... even an old laundry line wheel.

Ahhh... it's nice to just sit by the creek and watch the water go by. I have to say... it looks quite brown over there!

There were a couple of chewed sticks along the water's edge... there must be beavers in this creek.

They ate all the bark but left the leaves... cause it was holly!! Beary prickly!

He-heh... a few little blue flowers... they are called... ahem... Glory of the Snow. What a grand name!

The beavers have been pretty busy along here... but... do you see those little green plants?

Yup, those ones!

That's baby stinging nettle!! I'll have to come back in a week or two and check them out. They make a great spinach when they are steamed (and lose their stinginess).

12 comments:

  1. Glad to hear you had an adventure. I can't believe the daffodils haven't started coming out yet.....the daffodils in Oregon are almost gone.

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    1. Daffodils are done down there??? OK, we are definitely not in sync that way. They are still just starting here.

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  2. Flowers?!? Daffy Dills?!? You are so lucky to have spring early Sandy. You must be ready to get your gardening crew all ready for some spring planting...they are lucky to have you in charge!

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    1. Yup! We planted some seeds today - radishes, lettuce mix, sweet peas and spinach... more to come.

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    2. What?!? Planting already!?! We can't plant until May! (Jerry is really grumbling now...)

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    3. Err... yes... heh-heh... apparently we should have planted the peas in February. Oh well... we are a bit late. Most things can go into the ground in early April... we live in a different world, you know!

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    1. It is over here... but maybe not over there... which is "over here" for you.

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  4. Steaming stinging nettles? I have never tried that before, be beary careful when you pick them.

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    1. Oh yes, you need gloves to pick them... but you just toss them in a pot with a bit of water and steam them like you would spinach. They are also a good herbal remedy for various aches and ailments...

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  5. So jealous that you actually have flowers blooming. I wonder if those bunnies were scouting out good hiding places for future Easter egg hunts?...

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    1. They could have been! They looked beary suspicious of us... like they thought we were trying to follow them... hmmm....

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