Saturday, April 22, 2006

We're having a beautiful April here in Illinois. The weather has been so nice that twice this week I went out into my yard just for a look-see and actually tackled some no-fun gardening jobs on the spot. It seems like I do this every year. I don't intend it, I'm not prepared for it, but I start something and can't stop! Here is a case in point:

Those are red raspberries--in July they will be delicious, succulent little orbs of fruitful perfection. Mmmmm, we love 'em.

But, just a few days ago, they were a scraggly mess of dead canes and weeds. Without gloves or long sleeves, I started yanking and couldn't stop till it was done. I was covered in scratches and little embedded pricklies, but they look 100% better and they're ready for mulching!

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