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 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.