Yesterday I uncovered the row hoops that I installed in the fall and was shocked to find all kinds of green! While I'd heard it work for others, the rows had gotten so mushed by snow that my hope of vibrant life under the two layers of plastic was thin.
I spent all day in the garden, cleaning out the hen house, weeding the asparagus bed, building compost piles, seeding under the cold frame, checking out the wintersown seeds and I even had time to start a bentwood arch for the entrance to the vegetable garden before the girlies came home from school.
Here's a slideshow of what we found in an April Maine garden. For some of you, spring may be in full swing, but you'll note in the background of these photos that not even the grass is yet green here in my Maine backyard.
Blessed with sore muscles and a happy soul
© 2009 Anne Mahle