My girls gave me those pretty turquoise boots.The flower gardens have been weeded, the garden statuary is out and Ralph figures three more days and he and Dad will have the barn finished. We’re full steam ahead getting the farm ready for summer and Meaghan and Theo’s party. It’s a perfect reason to finish all sorts of little tasks that get passed over for larger jobs. The vegetable garden’s tilled and the scarecrow our on the job! Time to plant the cold weather vegetables like spinach and peas. I’ve got ‘specialty’ veggies[ Italian eggplant, cavolo nero, purple sprouting broccoli and purple Brussel sprouts} planted in peat pots for a later planting. Ralph found these granite keystones where a carriage house once stood. I’m constantly looking for garden art that will keep the deer at bay. Fingers crossed they don’t seem to like anything that spins. Ralph put my beautiful bench together with the granite left-over from the patio Dad built for us. This tree line is a perfect spot for the deer to graze and happily it’s on my neighbors land! Every year the early blooms amaze me with their relentless determination to come back no matter how tough a winter we have. Even stormy skies are stunning from my veranda. I’m thrilled to be back. Morning can’t come quick enough… I love that! Thanks for reading.