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Quote of the Day: Doug Larson

March 30th, 2014

“Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.”

-Doug Larson

This quote is perfectly fitting. Yesterday was a beautiful spring day here in Maine. The temperature rose to right around 50, I was able to gather maple sap without my coat. I did, however, end up with boots full of slush, but that’s my fault for not tying up my boots.
Creeping spring in the garden 1
I’m happy to see that the snow is slowly receding from the back potager. Each day it gets close and closer, yesterday one tiny corner of the garden was finally showing mulch.
Creeping spring in the garden 2
Soon enough I’ll be able to start pulling any weeds that overwintered and take stock of all the kale to see if it managed to survive the LONG winter. I’m definitely getting excited for the possibility of a wonderful gardening season ahead!

Do you feel like whistling when you look at your garden?

4 Comments to “Quote of the Day: Doug Larson”
  1. Kay on March 30, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Yes, by the end of gardening season, I am more than happy to put it to rest, but always get excited about it when Spring hits :)

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  2. Nebraska Dave on March 30, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Susy, It looks like I’m a little farther along than you are. All the snow has been gone for a couple weeks and the temperature for today will be in the 60s with the promise of a 70 during this next week. The preparation in the garden continues. Out of the four raised garden beds, two are ready for planting. Bed one will contain tomatoes and green peppers in the rain gutter system. Under that system onions, cabbages, radishes, and lettuce will be grown.

    Yesterday was awesome getting the potato bed read for planting this year. I did find some chunks of frost in the back of the bed when I turned the soil with a space. This potato bed is 4X8 and will be planted in four layers. The first layer will be planted by just laying seed potatoes on top of the turned soil then covering with about eight inches of soil. When the potatoes get about a foot to eighteen inches high, a second layer will be planted by laying on top of the soil and again covering with eight inches of soil. The next two layers will be the same. Hopefully by the end of the season I too will be scampering toward a boiling pot of water to taste the fresh new potatoes coming within minutes of harvest. I might have to watch Monty Don again to stay inspired this summer.

    Have a great garden preparation day.

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  3. daisy on March 30, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    I’m more a sing-along kinda gal. The garden and the backyard birds fill me with appreciation. Simple things.

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  4. Reid on March 31, 2014 at 11:52 am

    My hugelculture mound is ready for planting up in MN. I pplanted peas, spinach, and some onion transplants I started back in early February. We made it up to 62 yesterday, and today it should be 60 with rain all day. My neighbor has tulips about 1.5” high along the south side of his house. It won’t be long!

    I have a song in my heart. It is so good to have dirt permanently in my hands again, even after a shower it stays in the creases.

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

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