That's right. Spring is on the horizon. Here in Kentucky, we usually start having some nice, spring weather by the middle of March. That means that we're less than a month away from sunshine and greenery and maybe a bit of warmth.
I sure am ready to say goodbye to another very nasty winter. I heard on the news the other day that this is the second year in a row we've had more than 20 inches of snow where I live. That hasn't happened over two consecutive winters since I was a kid in the 1970s. Suffice it to say that I will certainly appreciate the spring weather when it finally does arrive.
Thinking about that arrival, I've made a spring to-do list that is a work in progress. Take a look at what I have come up with so far. I'm trying to keep it manageable at just five items; surely, I can accomplish one of these tasks each week in March, right?
March To-Do List
1. Pick up 10,000 sticks in yard from winter ice, snow, and storms. (If you've been following my blog for a while, you'll note this a recurring theme...)
2. Rake out leftover leaves from landscape beds. (Yeah, some of the leaves fell late out front, and I never worry about the leaves in the backyard. I just consider them a natural mulch - lol.)
3. Cut down all miniature trees currently growing in landscape beds. (Whew - maple trees are the worst for sending out little sprouts.)
4. Get all limbs off of the roof. (I'm not sure how to do this since I don't own a ladder and don't plan to actually get on the roof myself. Maybe borrow a leaf blower? Or an extension for my broom? Or hope for a really windy day? Hmm...)
5. Have someone investigate bird family potentially living in my chimney. (Has anyone else had that happen? What is involved? I can hear them sometimes, and it's freaking me out. Who do you hire to do that, a chimney sweep? Are chimney sweeps even a thing? I can't get the whole Mary Poppins thing out of my head now...thanks.)
Of course, it looks like I have a few weeks before I actually have to DO any of this work. Here's a look at my front yard from last week - we're not quite ready for spring here in KY just yet. ;) Hahaha!