Spring has sprung

Yesterday was the first day of spring.  Today, I had to mow the grass for the first time.

Even with the crabgrass and weeds dead, there’s still a lot of grass.  The crabgrass and weeds are only still dead because we haven’t had any measurable rain since our freeze earlier in the year.  If we get any rain, it won’t take long for them to green up.

I’ve got to start digging out the crabgrass before it starts growing.  Right now, it’s in a very clear spiral pattern, so I can see the centers of the patterns that need to be dug out.  That’s the task for tomorrow afternoon.

At least I got a few months’ break from mowing this year; most years I have to continue to mow about once every 4 to 6 weeks.

Also today, I bought three pints of strawberries and froze them, according to the instructions in The Busy Person’s Guide to Preserving Food.  It was very easy.  They should make a good cobbler late in the summer when there aren’t any more Florida strawberries around.  Mmmmm.

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