The sky is overcast and rain is in the on the horizon, but with temperature quite warm and moderate, Smith is planning on planting tomatoes today. There's a bit of a risk, but the forecast is for a warm, wet week and chances are good the plants will thrive.
Smith has been encouraging a smithy he knows to forge garden tools. Mike has been giving this some thought and has decided to try his hand at the art of the garden tool. He presented this claw to Smith last week and we've been admiring its handcrafted beauty. Smith will use it to break the ground and plant the first of our tomatoes.
Smith spent Saturday in the garden and was there when one of the gardeners spotted a mother duck and her ducklings trying to cross the busy street to get to the canal. The babies were obviously just minutes old and huddled very close to mom. They were scooped up and taken to the waters edge, where everyone was able to watch as the babes took their first dip. It is spring indeed!