Friday, March 16, 2012


It's been a busy week around here. On Monday and Tuesday the tree service was here removing a couple of  large elms and and a silver maple. If you are familiar with these trees you know that the elms are messy and easily broken, and you can't grow grass under the silver maples. We had some trees removed last spring and for now I think we are done. We are replacing these trees with better varieties, like pin oak.

This maple was also shading our veggie garden.

I know, it looks drastic, doesn't it? Usually I freak out after we do something like this, and regret it. But this time I'm fine and glad that the vegetable garden will do better. The other trees taken down are on our property line and were too close to the neighbor's house. We are having friends come by to get the wood. We no longer use a woodstove and only need enough for campfires.

Can you believe this warm weather? I've been cleaning up the flower beds and preparing the raised beds for planting. My crocuses are done already and the daffodils are open. This spring is going by way too fast. I love the warmth, but it needs to cool down so we can enjoy this beautiful time of year a little longer.

I'm still working on my afgan and the quilt is ready for binding. I'll be showing those soon. I've got another quilt in the works and many things I want to start. Need. More. Time!


Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Hi, yes, I remember elm trees well. They used to surround our home when we lived in town. The bugs that get into them ruin every thing outside. I did love the way they always budded out so early. Thankfully, we have no elms out here in the country. Can't wait to see your afghan and quilt!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I am hoping to work in the yard all day tomorrow!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

No I can't believe it's so warm already! I'm trying to get my gardens ready for planting!

Kathleen Grace said...

Isn't it glorious to get out in the sun!? Enjoy getting ready for the gardening season:>)

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Trees often have a life anyway and it is safer to take them down. Think of all the firewood you will have.