Thursday, March 25, 2010

Roses, Cedar, and Sprucing Up!

This has been a week full of odd jobs and mending and replacing. Spring is such a glorious time of year and so full of renewal. Tim has been working on the front fence line and adding to the roses that bloom in front of our old 1930 farmhouse. In the digging and clearing he discovered an old driveway to the house. There was a wrap around drive that was most likely used for easy access of the walnut trees. There are only 7 English walnut trees and 6 black walnut trees left on the property. One of the best bloomers in the acidic soil of a walnut tree is a rose bush.

There will be four more rose shrubs and four more ground cover roses on the front fence, just on the outside of the picket fence. Now that the giant cedar tree is gone and the fencing repairs made from the falling of the tree, the little fence is ready for a fresh coat of paint. But, that will have to wait until the weather settles down a bit. In the meantime, many loads of cedar chips from the old tree have been used to mulch the beds around the farm in the flower beds and around the fruit trees. This mulch will offer lifesaving moisture retention in the summer months ahead.

I can't wait to smell the roses!

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