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Old 03-16-2013, 06:17 PM
 
Location: upstate NY
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Winter is almost over and I cannot wait for spring! I have a lot of outdoor hobbies and this extended cold is driving me nuts! Out of all of my hobbies, I'd have to say being able to clean up around the house and start some warmer weather projects is my most anticipated spring moment!!(a little akward, but the outdoor chores outweighs trout fishing, golfing and turkey hunting!?) Whats yours?
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:21 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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I built 7 bluebird/tree swallow houses last week and I'm going to put 3 of them up next week. I have my purple martin box up and ready when they get here. Last year was my first attempt at providing housing for the purple martins and I had 5 nesting pair. I'm going to plow my vegetable garden in 3 or 4 weeks and get my potatoes in the ground. Tomatoes, beans corn, squash, peppers and sweet potatoes will follow in May. I hope to get the grand kids involved with the garden. I'm also looking forward to the exercise I get push mowing my lawn and in the mix of all that I'm going to do some trout and bass fishing and some bicycle riding.A new deck and a storage shed is also in the planning stage for late Spring.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:28 AM
 
Location: upstate NY
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Sounds like you have a busy spring as well. I always tend to plan more projects than I can handle around the house. One thing I wont miss is the gardening! Love the veggies! I always end up planting to many but never have a problem giving them away.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Corpus Christi
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My garden was planted mid Feb,,, everything is already up and doing well.

Official spring time here means the arrival of the migrating humming birds, I saw my 1st pair at my backyard feeder yesterday.
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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How great many of you are able to plant so early in the spring. Ground is still frozen here and this winter has been especially LONG. I do however look forward to my flower gardening. I may put in a few tomato plants this year. Mostly I stick with perennial flowers.
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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Official spring time here means the arrival of the migrating humming birds, I saw my 1st pair at my backyard feeder yesterday.
Ahhh, I'm jealous! I put my feeders out two weeks ago, but haven't noticed a visitor yet. I am changing out the nectar tomorrow, the sun has gotten to it.
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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I built 7 bluebird/tree swallow houses last week and I'm going to put 3 of them up next week. I have my purple martin box up and ready when they get here. Last year was my first attempt at providing housing for the purple martins and I had 5 nesting pair. I'm going to plow my vegetable garden in 3 or 4 weeks and get my potatoes in the ground. Tomatoes, beans corn, squash, peppers and sweet potatoes will follow in May. I hope to get the grand kids involved with the garden. I'm also looking forward to the exercise I get push mowing my lawn and in the mix of all that I'm going to do some trout and bass fishing and some bicycle riding.A new deck and a storage shed is also in the planning stage for late Spring.
Also jealous of the Martin housing!! I had them for one and a half seasons, the first year I moved from CT to LA. The second season they came back, had their broods, hatched, and a snake got into the house and got them all. It was awful. They never came back, and I haven't lived in a place that would support Martin housing since.

Good luck, they are amazing creatures, Purple Martins.
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:02 PM
 
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Spring ephemeral wildflowers are starting to bloom in the Kentucky woodlands! Rue anemone, bloodroot, very early phlox, saxifrage, toothwort, Dutchman's breeches, and hepatica are all in bloom, along with spicebush and white troutlily. Trillium, Jacob's ladder, squirrel corn, yellow troutlily, Virginia bluebell, violet, and dwarf larkspur foliage is up, too. Many more will follow in the next few weeks, then, no more until next year.

Two crows were busy chasing off a big redtailed hawk the other day - the hawk seemed to enjoy the encounter.

There are frog (or toad, or salamander??) eggs in the deep pools of the creek, and songbirds are returning. Just waiting to hear the meadowlark's song, "Spring is He-ere!"
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:48 PM
 
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As soon as Grey Catbird arrives in my backyard.... all is well.
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