I am so excited. The weather was great and I got to work in the garden. I was even able to plant my garlic. It isn't quite where I had wanted to put it, but I wasn't about to shovel snow. I'm sure I have plenty of that in my future. The lazy gardener in me decided Mother Nature wanted garlic in the melted off corner. Then I attacked the greenhouse. I pulled out the last of the carrots and even salvaged a couple of tomatoes. I cleaned everything out. Hauled in 4 heaping loads of cattle compost and mixed everything together. I then planted some lettuce, peas, spinach, and carrots. Just to see what happens. I also brought in my washtub, so I wouldn't have to worry about dragging it in if spring ever comes.
My next project was to the roses to bed. This isn't the best photo, but I'm so proud of my little rose blooming despite spending weeks under 4 feet of snow. I may have tucked them in early, but most of them suffered quite a bit of damage from the storms. I trimmed them way back, covered them in the cattle compost, and wrapped them up tight. I'm always unsettled when my roses aren't tucked in.
It was the cranes. The sound of fall. We didn't get much of a fall, but if all I get is the cranes I will make do.