The growing season is now underway, with the plants doing remarkably well:
I love that picture because it’s a beautiful shot of an Adirondack chair I never get to sit in.
There’s also a critter in the garden:
This is our neighbor Luke, who arrived with the new neighbors when they moved in across the street last spring. Can’t have an updated garden blog without photos of a neighbor’s cat. He’s reasonably helpful:
He’s actually a better birder but we’ve seen him snag a chipmunk or two. Good kitty!
He’s not much help with the rabbits, though:
Fortunately this year we have not had a moment where I’ve spotted them in the garden because they can squeeze through the fence. It seems like our bobcat from years past may not be around, because there are a lot of them. It was a mild winter, however.
Even the Back 40 is coming along nicely:
As part of our new crusade to pay more attention to this garden, we’ve been watering. It’s pretty dry here – there was very little snow this year, and it hasn’t rained much at all. It’s a pain to walk out there to water, but we figure it will give the seedlings their best chance.