This winter has been pathetic for sure.
We have only had snow twice, which makes me sad. I love the snow. It was one of the things I was looking forward to when we moved to Utah.
I am working on planning my garden for this spring. We are going to plant peas,lettuce, spinach, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, onions, and zucchini. I may plant sugar pumpkins, i have not decided. We plan on expanding out the garden to produce more for us. Going to the grocery store is painful with a large family. I would rather grown and can my own food, thank you very much.
I am going to look into building a green house so i can start my own plants and extend the growing season here. I love to garden, so this will be beneficial to us.
We spent the weekend tearing out and replacing the flooring in the main bathroom. I noticed this smell (only one of the six boys could smell it besides me). The flange was rusted away for the toilet. We replaced part of the sub floor (thank goodness it was 3/4" plywood), replaced the linoleum and purchased a new toilet. The boys had told us afterwords they noticed at times it was leaking between the tank and the pedestal. We still have to caulk and replace the trim. I am happy with how it turned out.
We spent one weekend cleaning out the back yard. The boys did an amazing job, worked very well as a team. We have most of the leaves cleaned up. My goal is to get the rest cleaned up this week, as the weather will be mild.
The boys and I have been working here and there on the front yard.
I planted some flowers today.mits starting to come together.
These lilies are under my blue spruce
The tree above,Jason and I thought it had died. When it was beginning to bud, we had a hard freeze then snow. It looked sick. Jason cut back the grass, I spread Epsom salts around. The tree has made a come back! I am hoping it grows and spreads out. Our hope is that it will grow and provide shade in front of the house.
Jason worked on the bathroom. He hung the sheetrock and taped it. He will do the muddling next weekend. One step closer to being complete.