Monday, April 20, 2015
Busy as a Bee...Blood Roots!
I didn't expect to find anything coming up in the woods at all. But it was warm on Saturday and I was taking a break from working on cleaning up the veggie garden so I took a walk and found these on one of the rock outcroppings.
These Maiden Hair Ferns were just barely above the moss!
I cut across to the place where I figured that the Blood Roots would come up and Lo and Behold!
The Blood Root was up and looking very good! I'm sure after this rain we'll have more popping up on this hillside.
We have Barberry growing like crazy in the woods. Personally I dislike it. It is sharp and an invasive species. I clip and dig up all that I find on our own land.
But this is the first year that I've seen Barberry keep its little fruits while leafing out.
It is pretty but it sure is sharp! I hate trying to wade through these when they are intermixed with berry briers...unless there is fruit on the berry briers!
My short interlude into the forest brought me some much needed 'peaceful' time to collect my thoughts and attitude before returning to the vegetable garden and transplanting perennials so the would be out of the way for when the house is re-sided.
However, I do love Nature's Gardens even if they are not always so easy to locate.
Today we have much needed rain so it looks like a good day to pack up things for Good Will and finish cleaning out the extra bedroom.
Hubby will be in Madison for a procedure and will be back some time on Tuesday.
Our elder Subaru is taking a quiet and slow road to engine death and our Jeep has a lot of miles on it.
This summer looks to be a real crazy one as far as travelling.
Hubby suggested that I get something new or near new because of the miles we will be putting on this summer. Plus he felt I needed a 'better' vehicle for getting back and forth to work.
Hmmmm. I haven't had a car that was less than 10 yrs old in I don't know how long.
Looks like the rain will jump start our tulips and daffys into blossoming.
Well off to chores and some whirlwind cleaning inside the little house!