When I brought Mr. O’Kitten home from the hospital, these beautiful flowers were waiting for us on the deck—a surprise from my parents. How sweet!
Our forsythia bushes are beginning to bud...
...but they’re already blooming right next door.
Other intrepid plants are sending up shoots...
...and preparing to blossom.
Out in the garden, the raspberries are springing to life...
...and I found lots of strawberry plants eager to see the sun.
Sprouting rhubarb plants seemed particularly beautiful, even if they do look a bit like brains.
The Asparagus Crew
The weather so nice out that I decided to clean out the asparagus. I had lots of helpers. When we began, it looked like this. Those aren’t old weeds, but last year’s asparagus all gone to seed.
Here’s one of my stalwart helpers. Chickens just love to mulch. This lovely Wyandotte hen is demonstrating her technique. Note how she carefully mixes the moist soil with llama beans for optimal pH balance.
Here my assistants work on the nearly completed asparagus row. You can see what a nice job they’ve done.
"One thing was certain, that the white kitten had had nothing to do with it--it was the black kitten's fault entirely." (L. Carroll, Through the Looking Glass)
I'm Yankee-Born and Southern-Raised, which makes me kind of Southern Gothic (in the old literary sense of the word). After 15 years in the Big Apple, I spent 4 years on a farm in Michigan raising chickens and llamas and learning to spin, knit, and needle-felt. Now I'm back home in NYC with my much-beloved spouse and one crazy tortiseshell cat. You can also find me on Ravelry.com as okitten.