Now that the holidays and traveling are over, I decided to take a look around outside to see what needs done for spring. What I noticed was that winter is definitely upon us. It is a foggy, muddy mess out there. Not even the heather plants, which I love, can brighten the gloominess.
Here’s a quick run down on the state of our outdoor area we call home:
• Chicken Coops – muddy
• Garden – muddy
• Flowerbeds – muddy, weedy and in need of trimming
• Front Porch – Our wreath got taken off the door. However, only moved as far as the porch. The dog and chickens have been enjoying napping on it.
• More on the Front Porch – I set a small pumpkin on a table in the fall. It was simple, yet festive and cute. It’s still there – only now old and gross. One would think instead of taking a photo, I’d actually toss it in the compost pile. Nope. It’s still there.
• Flowerbeds & Off in the Bushes – We go through an incredible amount of feed, which means we have many, many feed sacks around. Sometimes I collect them for projects. Sometimes they get thrown away. And… sometimes they get left where they were opened or even placed beside the garbage can. Guess what happens to those? They decorate my yard and surrounding areas. The wind just whisks them away until a bush catches them. The strip that was pulled off to open the sack gets whisked away, as well. Ugh.
Spring will be here before I know it and the days will be filled with cleaning winter’s mess.