Love/Hate Relationship with Spring

Share homeacreI love spring because I can get back into the yard and garden to clean up the winter mess and start the renewal process!

I hate spring because I can get back into the yard and garden to clean up the winter mess and start the renewal process!

When the weather breaks from a grueling cold, wet winter, it is great to be able to get out and start doing the things I love again. There is just so much to do and it seems I work from sunup to sundown just to get ahead of the curve on cleanup and preparing the yard and garden beds. This year adding the additional pressure to myself of teaching local enthusiast’s about aquaponics.

I do love aquaponics. I enjoy sharing with others, as well as

Greenhouse AP tank set
Greenhouse AP tank setup-fill & drain systems

learning from others about aquaponics. It seems to me that possibilities are endless with what I can accomplish with an aquaponics system.

16 new chicks
16 new chicks

Insult to injury, this year we are also adding a new chicken coop for our 16 chickens. I have been working daily, at least on the non-rainy days, to get our coop built from recycled wood pallets. I think it is coming along pretty good! Tomorrow, if the rain stays away, I should be able to get the roof put on.

0414 010 0414 011 0414 012 0414 013 0414 014Of course, if you have followed our story, you know we can not have chickens on our property (County took them in 2013). I made a deal with a friend to use his property, which is about 1 mile away and has the proper amount of land, according to our county’s governing body. Our group is still working with the county to eliminate their ignorance when it comes to chickens, but it is a long slow process. Isn’t it always when dealing with any government agency.

Today is supposed to be 70 degrees and partly sunny, so I guess I should be out taking care of the rabbits, bees, and garden beds while it’s not raining. Tomorrow is supposed to be nice too, so hopefully I can get the chicken coop almost done!

I love spring because I can get back into the yard and garden to clean up the winter mess and start the renewal process!

I hate spring because I can get back into the yard and garden to clean up the winter mess and start the renewal process!

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