Greenin' up real good
Even though we've had a mild winter here in Virginia, for some reason, I am really looking forward to springtime this year.
This past weekend I turned my winter cover crop and a healthy layer of compost under in the gardens. The cold frame is set up and the wife has cole crops started underneath. We may be pushing it a bit, the weather service is calling for a cold snap later this week, but those little sprouts will be safe in their cold frame.
I even had a chance to clean out all the bugs and critters that have wintered over in our canoes and kayaks. When those spring rains get here, I'll be ready!
Now that all the outdoor stuff is taken care of, it's time to plan this years beers for summer. I'll be brewing all of my regular beers. The cream ale for early summer, a light honey wheat for those sweltering days, and of course, my famous WALSTIB herbal gruit for making music in the shade out back every weekend. Note to the local folks: I'm planning to make an extra ten gallons of WALSTIB, so we won't run out early this year.
Gardening, paddling, beer, music and good friends. Damn, I love the springtime!