Prince Snow Farm

4.06.2013

Plan

A plan is a good thing...
right?
Well, as I walked around 
the yard on this thirty something degree
morning with lots of wind, 
I'd better
have a good plan.


We have one more week of school before all 4 of us are
 home for April vacation.
This is going to be a week of cleaning.
I have tried to get ahead on the inside, because a hurricane
and MANY snow storms have done this property in!
Fences to paint...

(hoping for the 50's they are promising for the next
2 weeks...would
love to see some buds on this grand old Maple)


Raking to do...and
hopefully some
daffodil
arrangements!

More raking....
sweet little babies...



Lots of branches and tree limbs to gather..
husband will be
wielding
a chainsaw...


Perennial cleanup....with a smile
I am sure....

I will be wielding
my favorite Muck boots
(with a fuzzy liner, I might add)

We added strings of solar lights, colorful here,
white there....all around the yard and
garden...
we have decided to 
keep them all up
year round...
they are gorgeous at night!


The raised beds need a little cleaning,
and the soil needs to be turned...I would do anything to
prepare for pumpkins and tomatoes....zinnias....beans....squash....


The tree line will fill in
soon...dormancy giving in to
the new life...


I must trim the tops of the Montauk Daisies...

...and whisper sweet words of
encouragement to the Bleeding Heart....


Yep...those windows need washing...
but maybe I will sneak out here 
with a book one afternoon....

This is my favorite kind of cleaning...
it is better than a shiny countertop or a vacuumed floor...better than
fresh sheets on your bed...

It's all part of the plan.

Kids plan: play outside morning, noon, and night :)

Happy weekend.



47 comments:

  1. I need to make plans to wash windows yet I keep planning parties!

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  2. Love your plans!!! I hope you have the weather, the hands, snd the motivation to get it all done. :)

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    1. I hope to have all if the above, thanks!😊

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  3. It has been a brutal winter for you on the East Coast and you so deserve an especially nice Spring and Summer. How good it will feel to clear out all of the damage and make way for your all of the beauty in your gardens.

    Have a most lovely weekend. xo

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  4. Good morning sweet daffodil! How warm I feel as I see your lovely New England home, Massachusetts being my home for 11 wonderful years. We too here in Minneapolis are seeing the snow melting and the many pine needles to clean up! But I await the work with joy because I love to see things neat and ready to receive the sun.

    Enjoy watching nature unfold from your beautiful sunroom! Anita

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    1. You must have some lovely pine needle mulch!

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  5. I hope the weather is kind to you, so that you can enjoy your family time together tidying up your garden. Looking forward to seeing your garden as it all bursts into bloom.

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    1. Thanks, and you know I will be posting MANY pics of the garden as it progresses!

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  6. I'm so looking forward to our Spring vacation! Hopefully we'll have great weather!!! I've got great plans for spring cleaning too! I especially love the plans for your children! Have a great weekend!

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    1. It's amazing how important that vacation is! When is your last day of school? We are in til June 27th! I could cry!

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  7. I hope you get everything accomplished during the break! It sounds much like our property. Always lots to do!

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    1. Yes, you truly understand all of this! I know we never accomplish all we plan, but I hope to do as much as possible!

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  8. Maggie, Thank you for stopig by my blog and your kid comment! I will enjoy reading your blog as well! What beautiful photos! I can see we both love getting our fingers in the dirt :-) Since spring seems to want us to be patient this year I guess I'll appreciate it that much more!
    All my best,
    Lori Ann

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    1. My pleasure! You are so talented! I am glad to have found your gardening blog as well!

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  9. I love the idea of the solar lights. Maybe you can capture a photo of them this summer. I am aching for spring, with plans of my own to complete.

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    1. Funny you should say that! I have tried from the house many times, but the garden is so far away....I will venture down one night. I am a bit afraid if wild animals coming to eat me!

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  10. What beautiful photographs. Our garden is at about the same stage, we have a few buds just out (late!).
    Picture 9 - I have never seen a frame like that, it looks really solid, it stands up to the wind which is something would need (quite high up here and we have raised beds already). Do you add strings or tie things in? Very interesting.
    Happy gardening today and not long before your April break!
    Ivan

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    1. Thanks Ivan! My crafty husband built it. He built it to fit perfectly on a raised bed. He did screw it in place; however, we placed it knowing we would be rotating our tomato crops, and therefore moving it. You are right it does stand up to wind....and snow!

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  11. Your plan sounds great! I love working outside, in fact, I am working on new counter tops and landscaping outside. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

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    1. Thanks!I can't wait to see your completed projects! We hung the number today!!!!!!! I took a picture and will write about it in a post this week!

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  12. Oh my goodness, I would never get anything done with that beautiful comfy pillow lined area for book reading and relaxing!
    By the way, I love your font in the cursive writing. I only found out last year that children are not taught cursive writing in school. My nephew saw a place mat at Target that had cursive writing on it and asked his mother to buy it so he could learn "how to write that way".
    (Hey, maybe this is just in public schools in Georgia, I don't know!)

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    1. The kids tend to play out there or hang out with the neighbors on chilly days, so mom doesn't do much more than tidy it up!

      Thanks for the compliment on the cursive font. I LOVE cursive and I always compliment my student who use it; however, they are not required to write daily in cursive. My daughter is 9, in 3rd grade, and has learned cursive all year, so I am glad my children will not lose this art!

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  13. I love your garden photos and the new life peeking through this spring. After a glorious Easter weekend we are back to pretty cool weather here in the Pacific Northwest. Your lovely seating space looks like the perfect spot to grab a gardening magazine and dream the cold away...

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    1. Welcome Mindy! Thanks for your kind words! Yes, cooler here too :( I do adore our porch....years ago we took out the screens and put in windows, and we use it for 3 seasons now. I love it!

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  14. There is so much to do around here too! The drought this past year has left things in a rather dismal state! Have fun working in your garden :o)
    ~Des

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  15. Looks like everything is coming to life! Have fun working in the garden!!!

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    1. Thanks Kacky, I will keep you up to date!

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  16. Nice places, nice picture.

    Love your blog, keep up the good work!

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    1. Thanks for the compliment mystery person!

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  17. Happy almost vacation! I'd love to read on your porch. Isn't it lovely to finally have some spring like weather? Good luck with your ambitious plan - I admire your industry.

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    1. Thanks! Sorry for my late response! I am ready and willing...motivated for the big clean-up! Stop by for a porch party!

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  18. Dear ND,
    I hope all goes well! I am jealous - I wish we had a garden to work in. One day that will happen but I have at least another year to wait. Having said that, painting fences is something I would try to wriggle out of!

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    1. I have a paint brush with your name on it Kirk! I bet you are glad school is still in session!

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  19. Your post is getting me so excited for spring flowers and planting!

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    1. My goodness those yoga pictures on Instagram are fabulous. I feel so out of shape! Yes, spring is on its way!

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  20. Your yard is just dreamy and I hope the weather cooperates so you can play in it next week! You're almost there :)
    Your blog looks beautiful by the way!

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    1. Thanks Lisa! Vacation is here! Hooray! Thanks for the blog compliment!

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  21. I was just out in the garden the other day kicking around the leaves to see what as coming to life underneath. I love the fuzzy pink shoots of the bleeding heart the best but any signs of life are welcome!

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    1. I am hoping my lilies are popping up in front of the stone wall. I will find out as I rake the leaves today!

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  22. Spring is a beautiful time of year. You are going to enjoy yourself immensely once you get outside.

    Happy spring.

    Velva

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    1. Hi Velva! I agree, it will feel wonderful to get out! Just wish it was 10 degrees warmer! Thanks for following. I will pop over this week!

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  23. P.S. I am your new follower!

    Velva

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  24. You seem to have a long list of to-dos but I admire your enthusiasm! I agree, lighting in a garden at night is wonderful ~ we have a few solar lights wrapped round a tree and they always make me smile.

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    1. Hello Pauline! Yes, a list a mile long....but I do love the preparations for the gardens. So glad you stopped by!

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