A week ago, the first signs of food plants appeared as winter passes away.
The pictures show: (1), lettuce from last year self-seeding; (2), garlic; (3), stinging nettles – a great salad green when steamed, or eat fresh after rolling to rid of stingers; (4), yellow currant; (5), raspberry; and (6), onion.
The 2 beehives totally died out, so I harvested about 80 pounds of honey.
Springime is windy here. Last Friday, it was one of those rare days when the rain fell horizontally, as opposed to vertically. That is a sign of serious wind, and here’s the result:
The greenhouse roof got ripped off – 4 sections of polycarbonate double-wall glazing. There’s some repair work to be done to stabilize the situation.