Did you know: the Wellsville mountains are considered to be some of the steepest mountains in North America? This is because they are very narrow but not necessarily very tall.

Well whatever they are they are BEAUTIFUL and I love seeing them RIGHT there.

The last few days (when it hasn’t been snowing) I’ve been out in the yard working on our flower beds. There are several out there and they have been grossly neglected over the years (common problem in rental homes).

When we moved in almost a year ago I had the attitude that I am sure most renters do…”It’s not my house so I’m probably not going to waste time improving it…we’ll just wait till we get our own home..someday.”  Someday. Someday. I started getting sick of someday.

Here is almost 3 acres at our fingertips. Why wait? So I started digging out the mounds and mounds of weeds and grass. Underneath it all there was actually some day lilies, tulips and peonies! Yay!

I plan to add some lupines, sunflowers and daisy’s to this one bed. Lavender, zinnias, lilacs, craspedia just to name a few in the others. We are going to dig out a whole other section of grass and plant raspberries and even though we wont have any harvest till next year it helps with the boycott of ‘someday’. Yay. No need to wait. Let’s do this!


Over by the barn (that’s apparently about to fall down-yikes) is our humble garden where garlic and onions are already popping through the compost and where all our other vegetables will go including strawberries. yes.


The 3 apple trees are in bad shape but we are going to prune them and baby them so that maybe next year we will have some good picking.  Patience, baby, patience.

The final cherry on top and the thing that spurred this attitude change in the first place is ducks! We are going to get little ducklings and raise them in our yard so we have yummy eggs. So excited.

I love working in the dirt. There is something about it. And my boys could stay out there all day (shoeless and in t-shirts in barely 50 degree weather btw). The only downside to all this is I’m going to want to stay outside with them. Instead of you know, cooking and cleaning. Oh well. Welcome Spring.