Friday, March 29, 2013
Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia
Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia
Sing, ye heav'ns, and earth reply, Alleluia
Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia
Where, O death, is now thy sting, Alleluia
Dying once, He all doth save, Alleluia
Where thy victory, o grave? Alleluia
Love's redeeming work is done, Alleluia
Fought the fight, the victory won, Alleluia
Death in vain forbids Him rise, Alleluia
Christ has opened Paradise, Alleluia
Soar we now where Christ has led, Alleluia
Following our exalted Head, Alleluia
Made like Him, like Him we rise, Alleluia
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia
Charles Wesley, 1739
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
But regardless of what March brings, I am always planting onions by the end of April.
I'd rather have the clean, sparkly snow for a little longer than have an extended time of bare ground before it's warm enough to garden. The snow cover protects the perennials and keeps the fruit trees from budding too soon. The farmers will be happy with the moisture that all this snow will leave in their fields. If they get decent drying weather in June, the hay crop should be excellent.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Poplars are sometimes viewed as junk trees because they die young and the wood isn't very good for burning, but the dead trunks make good nesting sites for little birds after the woodpeckers have excavated some holes. This one has three holes , a triplex, I guess.