200 year-old house on 25 rocky acres in high country upstate NY and SO many highbush blueberries!
Friday, March 19, 2010
Snow, Snow Go Away
I've still got snow in every direction, and it's going away at it's own, glacial (ha ha) pace.
Looking south, the snow is still 6 inches deep in places. The notable thing here, besides the empty raised beds waiting for dirt, is that the snow is gone where the wind blows strong. It's good information to know as I decide where to put the goat shed and the chicken coop. Out of the strong windy places.
Looking east, just past the truck is a snow mountain range and an ice lake. I'm going to buy dirt for the raised beds and expect they'll drop the dirt where the truck is now. I'm impatient to get the dirt into the raised beds - and plant peas! But I need to wait until I don't have to haul dirt over a frozen wasteland. I suppose I could always go around the house the other way... hm.
It's interesting that north is the least-snow direction. It's hard to tell, but this area is very rocky. The kind of rocks that don't look very high, but make it impossible to mow this area neatly. I think I'm going to build some raised beds on top of rocks and grow herbs in this area.