It also happens every spring that the local varmints are just waiting for my plants to come up.
This past week they have ravaged the garden. They feasted on sugar snap peas, carrots, radishes, broccoli, and chard.
We have a little bit of lettuce left, one or two salads worth.
We've also been planting trees. Plum and sweet cherry are in the ground. The Montmorency tart cherry is next.
It's slow going digging in our yard. We have slightly rocky soil. No, I'm no understating things.
This is the pile of rocks from the partially dug cherry tree hole.
Needless to say, we old timers don't see much progress each day.
The rocks are coming in handy though. We're using them to terrace some of the backyard. Though I'm not sure why I'm bothering to consider planting. The varmints will just eat anything I plant, but still every spring I want to plant.