Tuesday, March 15, 2011

There IS a Garden Beneath the Snow

A combination of rain and warmer weather contributed to some significant melting over the weekend. We can now see the very top of the wire fence surrounding the garden.

The fence is 2 feet high, so we still have a ways to go.  


  1. Feel for you with all the snow but happy to have found your blog!

  2. WOW! I can't believe how much snow you still have. I thought we had it bad. Hopefully it melts away quickly.

    Oh, your seedlings look amazing by the way!

  3. Wow, is it compact so you don't sink 2 feet when you walk on it? You have to excuse me. To see snow like that I have to head to the mountains. Good luck digging out for spring!

  4. ONG: Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. Hopefully the snow won’t be around much longer.

    Thomas: I can’t believe how much snow we still have either. Usually it is long gone by now.

    Sinfonian: The snow was hard enough for our lab, Bradie to walk on top for a while, but it rained last weekend and the snow is pretty loose and porous. Now she sinks when she ventures into the yard.

  5. Wow, seriously, how tall is that snow if you're only seeing just the top of the fence!?!?

    We've pretty much had all our snow melt, and now it's dreary gray days of rain. Blech.

    On a sad note, I'm learning the risks of using coffee grounds directly in the garden. It seems while I was working two 5-gallon buckets of used coffee grounds into some of my new raised beds, our beagle Daisy must've snuck some (I THOUGHT I knew where she was at all time, and kept her away from the beds in question), and then an hour after we came indoors she started having what appeared to be seizures. We took her to our vet, and then she's spent the last day and a half at the emergency animal hospital. Sounds like all should be ok now, and should get to come home this afternoon, but it was close...

    I hope your dog is better behaved than our Daisy, but do be careful if you use un-composted coffee grounds in your garden beds!

  6. Jeph: The fence surrounding the garden is 2 feet high. It is to keep Bradie, our lab out of the garden. We had more melting since the photo, but we still have over 1.5 feet of snow on the garden.

    So sorry to hear about Daisy. I didn't know coffee grounds could be so bad for dogs. I hope she will be ok.

  7. I hope you get some warm weather soon. Down here in southern NE we have predictions for 60s for the next two days. I hope you see some of that.