The spring equinox was Sunday, March 20th. Though I love snow and winter, I am so excited that Spring is here! There are blatant, in-your-face signs of it all through our home. I am in my element but my poor husband is getting slightly overwhelmed because Spring is taking over every room. I guess I can’t blame him, too much because we’re a family of 5 living in a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom 970 square foot mobile home.
I’ll take you on a virtual tour and show you what I mean. Spring is taking over my house.
This is the gardening headquarters of our home. I do my planting in the kitchen because the window gets the best sunlight. I installed shelving across the window to take advantage of the sun’s direct rays and create a mini-greenhouse. This year, I am growing pepperoncini peppers, sweet cherry peppers, Kahzak melons, cucumber, 4 varieties of tomatoes, zucchini, pumpkins, and yellow squash. Once they get transferred outside, I will begin lettuces and herbs that I will grow indoors, only.
The Living Room
We have so many new family members that call our Living Room home.
Here’s 34 of them:
Here are 34 quail eggs six days into their incubation. Stay tuned for more details and video of their hatch.
The rest are 8 bantam chicks:
These beautiful birds have been very entertaining to watch and interact with. We have never had bantams before and the kids are very excited about their mini-chickens. We are crossing our fingers that most of them are hens.
Besides being the place we sleep, I have set it up as our spring cleaning headquarters. I am going through every closet, every bookshelf, and every set of drawers. I have dropped off 3 loads of clothing and books to our local Blue Ridge Hospice thrift store. I have also set aside torn-up jeans and old shirts to repurpose. I am purging, purging, purging. But purging takes time. I don’t want to just throw everything out. So being surrounded by stuff is just how I am going to live my life for a couple of months.
You know how I mentioned that I plant outdoors? I do all my transplanting and seed sewing from my front porch. That way I have a good view of the kiddos no matter where they’re playing or what they’re getting into. Right now, I have a giant bucket and a stack of soil cluttering it up. And…. a bunch of planting containers that are in process of being used and reused, again.
I guess I can see why my husband is a bit frustrated. All I can do is suggest you guys say a prayer for him because I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing. After all, I love participating in Nature’s Spring party.
What are your plans for spring? Do you like to sit back and enjoy the warming weather, getting a garden started, getting some much needed cleaning done?