Saturday, March 19, 2011

March 2011 State of the Yard

With the equinox just a day away and the thermometer on the rise, it's time to assess the state of the yard.  It was a tough winter, to be sure.  A layer of snow and ice blanketed the grounds of McBone Manor for most of the dormant season. As the days grow longer, the frozen crust has melted away to reveal a landscape with a whole lot of stuff going on.

There's some good stuff, like this:


















And this:


















 And some of the stuff is not so good:

















 There's the save-the-planet stuff:


















And then there's these little bastards, eating the stuff they're not supposed to be eating:














Thankfully, I didn't encounter a single one of these:














Oh, it will take a few weeks to whip this terrain into shape.  There is brush to clear and I think I'll try my hand again at planting a garden. I'm sure with the right kind of dedication I can at least double last year's bounty (2 jalepeños). As ever, the War on Squirrels rages on. 

Gonna be a wonderful spring.

nwb

2 comments:

Slider K. Shaftacular said...

2 bags of dog legacy removed from my yard today (by my hearty, recovering wife!)

Kid Shay said...

This post makes me excited to have a yard of my own soon!