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As I have been spending more time outdoors around our homestead, I keep discovering new things.
For instance, I found this white flowering tree behind my barn. I have no idea what it is but it sure is pretty. I am going to find myself a tree guru, maybe someone from the Cooperative Extension service. I would like to be able to identify the trees on our homestead.
As I have been cleaning along the front fence line I found several clumps of pink hyacinths.
I also found these daffodils. They are different from any I have ever seen, they are probably an old-fashioned variety. The flowers are small but extremely fragrant. Each stem has 2 blooms, and this one had 3 blooms on a single stem.
They made a really nice bouquet! I am sorry about the quality of my pictures now. Most of the pictures on my blog were taken with a cellphone camera, and up till now they have been pretty good. But I got a new phone, and the camera is not nearly as good on this one as the old one. I am going to start keeping my camera in my truck at all times so if I get the opportunity to take an interesting picture, hopefully I will have it handy. Be prepared!
I noticed one of my surefire indicators that Spring is just around the corner.
No, it is not the Robins in the yard, although there are plenty of those.
No, it is not the daffodils in bloom, although there are plenty of those.
There is a small roadside motel near the homestead, and starting in early Spring through the middle of the Summer, you will see 2-6 of these delivery trucks at the motel during the weekend. They are from South Alabama and I guess they use this motel as a base to deliver their plants to the nearby stores and nurseries. So seeing these trucks lets me know the stores are stocking up, getting ready for the customers to come in and buy their Spring bedding plants and supplies, Spring must be just around the corner.
After some snow flurries the last few days, the temperatures are in the upper 40’s, heading to the 60’s in a few days. I took the opportunity to work on the dog pen even though the ground was still muddy and sloppy.
I managed to get the wire up on two sides of the pen and it came out pretty well considering I had to work alone. I couldn’t get anyone to help me because it is Super Bowl weekend. Everyone I know is either out of town or busy with Super Bowl activities so I put the wire up myself. It actually went smoother than I thought it would. The wire is probably as tight as it would have been if someone had been helping me, and didn’t really take me any more time. After I attached the wire to the poles, I fastened the bottom of the wire with these fence stakes.
I bought these through Amazon and they were much heavier than I thought they would be when I ordered them. The stakes are at least 1/4 inch in diameter and 12 inches long, very heavy and strong. Most of the reviews I read online were positive so I took a chance and ordered them, I’m glad I did. I ordered 150 of them so I will have some left over for other projects.
I also had a small pile of gravel I spread out by the mailbox. I noticed the postman was starting to cut a little rut when he pulled alongside the mailbox so I put the gravel down so he wouldn’t get stuck.
I also noticed the Daffodils were blooming along the old fence line so Spring can’t be too far away! Even Punxsutawney Phil says we will have an early Spring this year, I hope he is right!