So much to do! Yes, it's Spring and there is so much to do in the garden. It's so much fun to get out and smell the aromas of Spring flowers and feel the warm sun. That pretty hyacinth and a few more like it have been blooming in the back garden for about 20 years. I have always had dogs, but when my Dad moved in about 20 years ago and brought his dog she didn't respect the little fences I had put up around the flowers.
I decided the back garden was for the dogs and the front garden would be for the flowers so I didn't bother trying to enforce the little flower fence rules. In fact, I got rid of the little fences. Sadly, my Dad and his dog are gone now, but the dogs we have now, the dog toys, and the flowers live in harmony in the back garden. Those pretty hyacinths just keep coming back to grow beside the dogs and dog toys.
This stack of small limbs has been next to and on top of the side of the logs for a couple of years. It was time for them to be cut down to size to be kindling so my honey took on the challenge.
With help from Erik, our year old Labrador Retriever, my honey set up shop and got to work...
...while I moved the compost around from bin number 1 to bin number 2 to bin number 3. It's good exercise, and it makes great compost for the flowers.
Erik was there to help and to chase anything that landed in his little pool.
Almost got it!
Then he got to work helping stack the sticks that "Dad" was cutting up.
It's tough work!
Finally the job was finished and the small limbs were stacked with the firewood logs.
And we all sat back to admire the lacy leaves on the trees overhead.
I hope you've enjoyed the pictures and story of Erik's Spring day in the back yard garden.