Spring has arrived?
Yeah, if it has, I haven't found it. The weather continues to bring freezing rain, wind, and snow. The soil temperatures are still hovering around 35 to 40 degrees. Air temperatures are a full 20 degrees below the average for this year. I expect we are due for one of the years where we will go straight into summer temperatures without a Spring. My seedlings have had to stay down in the basement bunker under the grow lights. I haven't been able to even get them outside for some fresh air because the temperatures have been so cold. I probably could get the potatoes and onions planted but why throw them out into the cold. Yes, they probably would survive but it wouldn't get to harvest any sooner than waiting. I do hope this weather cycle breaks soon.
Even the hardiest of flowers are struggling for survival this year. The normally perky Daffodils are having a hard time keeping their heads up and the hyacinth has a little freezer burn on the tips of their blooms. The tulips seem to have caught on to nature's prank and kept their buds protected. It's been a rough Spring for those normally beautiful flowers but still they are trying their best to put on a show. I have to admit that they don't give up too easily.
In the mean time I've been working on a kitchen project. It was inspired by a refrigerator failure that ruined the floor under it.
It was an ugly mess that looked like it had been destined to failure for a long time. Well, the refrigerator was 23 years old so I guess I can't complain and the kitchen floor was the original 1965 floor so it need to be refreshed.
After a couple weeks of working on the floor around other domestic responsibilities, I'm down to getting the cabinet kick board painted and installed. This floor will continue on into the dining room but might take a bit longer due to .... gardening season .... well, if it ever happens. So, yeah, new refrigerator, new kitchen floor, life goes on.
I wish a great day to one all and I'll catch you on the next post.