Springing in Spy Garden

Hasta la Vista Eucalyptus (and old leaves)

Hasta la Vista Eucalyptus (and old leaves)

Wow! Now it looks like spring!

Wow! Now it looks like spring!

The two large shrubby plants at either end of this row are thyme; they've gotten so huge! I may move them as they are taking up a lot of prime real estate.

The two large shrubby plants at either end of this row are thyme; they’ve gotten so huge! I may move them as they are taking up a lot of prime real estate.

Burning the last of the leaves

Burning the last of the leaves

I think I will be growing pumpkins in this patch in a few months. For now it has: tulips, onions, love-in-a-mist flowers, red romaine and Monstreux de Viroflay spinach

I think I will be growing pumpkins in this patch in a few months. For now it has: tulips, onions, love-in-a-mist flowers, red romaine and Monstreux de Viroflay spinach

Tulips (soon!)

Tulips (soon!)

Spring light on an old tool, looking very bird-like to me

Spring light on an old tool, looking very bird-like to me

Thai red roselle seedling

Thai red roselle seedling

Fort (and see the seedlings in the window!)

Fort (and see the seedlings in the window!?)

Pretty Sorrel

Pretty Sorrel

New walking stick (made by Smoochie)

New walking stick (made by Smoochie)

In Squirrely Garden…

The blank canvas of soil...

The blank canvas of soil…

Is ready for planting!

Is ready for planting!

My kind of fun!

My kind of fun!

On the bulletin board in the dining hall

On the bulletin board in the dining hall

Baby checking out the seeds

Baby checking out the seeds

And springing around St. Louis…

Smoochie took the kids on a SIX mile hike last Sunday; SIX miles!

From their long hike in Babler State Park; posing next to an old gravestone in the woods

From their long hike in Babler State Park; posing next to an old gravestone in the woods

Aunt Alison (and Maggie) and Baby and I enjoyed a shorter hike in Castlewood this week

Aunt Alison (and Maggie) and Baby and I enjoyed a shorter hike in Castlewood this week

The view at Castlewood State Park

The view at Castlewood State Park

Kiefer Creek in Castlewood

Kiefer Creek in Castlewood

Baby next to a cool tree

Baby next to a cool tree

Look at that branch!

Look at that branch!

Love these...

Love these…

Horseshoe Tracks

Horseshoe Tracks

Ozark Ridge Riders

Ozark Ridge Riders

The other day Smoochie saw this sign/a bunch of riders with their horses and pulled over for the kids to get a closer look.

One woman was very friendly and let the kids hop on her horse for a few minutes!

One woman was very friendly and let the kids hop on her horse for a few minutes!

Baby loves horses (and so do I!)

Baby loves horses (and so do I!)

"Spladel" hahah see the Spy? This is from a free wrestling clinic at a local university.

“Spladel” hahah see the Spy? This is from a free wrestling clinic at a local university.

Baby, in green, in the garden on St. Patrick's Day

Baby, in green, in the garden on St. Patrick’s Day

Ahhh spring!

Ahhh spring!

8 thoughts on “Springing in Spy Garden

  1. Eliza Waters

    That pic of Baby in the big hat is beyond precious – oh, my. And she looks so thrilled atop that horse (I remember that same thrill as a child). I bet those kids slept well after their 6-mile hike- whew – that’s a lot for little legs! I’m amazed at how far along your garden is – tulips, sorrel! The seed packets hung on the wall at Baby’s school reminds me of vision boards – I guess they are! Seeds are dreams we plant! ;-)

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Thanks! I can’t wait until she is old enough to actually start riding horses. I grew up taking riding lessons and just adore horses/riding. All of Baby’s practice at Forest School has really created some stamina; she is a hiking pro!!I swear the garden changed in about 3 days. It went from brown and grey to dark black soil and green grass so fast! Of course, this had a lot to do with all the raking/burning of leaves, but spring is here! At Forest School they are tacking up all the packets of seeds they’ve planted with notes about how they planted them/how they’re growing, definitely a vision board!

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  2. narf77

    Gorgeous garden futures and baby doing her best Audrey Hepburn whilst The Spy manages to keep everything down to earth. Smoochie keeps getting better and better with woodwork and has produced an enviable piece of kit with that walking stick and as your weather warms up, ours is cooling down. We got RAIN for the last few days. It was just drizzle really and hardly wet the garden but it WAS precipitation from the sky and thats how we like it at this time of year. It’s lovely not having to go out with a torch at 4.30am to water Sanctuary and gives me a bit more time here in my early morning :)

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Glad you are getting some rain! We have also been getting lots of rain and the ground is a glorious thick swamp of mud; ready for planting! Watering is not my favorite thing to do in the garden; nice you are getting a bit of a break from that! I, too am a morning person; those early morning hours are the best!

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      1. narf77

        I could do without the white fly and the bush rats eating all of my ripe tomatoes but you can never say that gardening is boring! ;)

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