For Easter dinner this year along with the Ham and carrots I made in the crock pot, we ate the first lettuce of the season. I started some seed a couple of months ago in the greenhouse and the lettuce is now big enough to nibble. I thinned my lettuce pot and we ate the thinnings. Hopefully the plants left in the pot will continue to grow and become full heads to eat in a couple more months. Everything is growing pretty slowly due to the cold temps outside, but it is all still growing.
I now have starts of Lettuce, spinach, green cabbage (need to start some red cabbage), leeks, scallions, peas, red beets (need to start some golden ones), butternut squash, zucchini, sunflowers and another flower I can't remember. I'll seed the corn, pole beans, soy beans and pumpkins directly in the garden when I get it weeded. What am I forgetting? I've gotten 2 out of 14 rows weeded so far, and will hopefully get a lot more done in the nice weather predicted for this weekend.
This past weekend we went to the Tulip Festival and worked outside cleaning up the rest of the old deck. The new deck is about 95% finished, and now the old deck is 100% removed. We cleared about 150 sq feet of woods behind the chicken coop to stack the spare good lumber and stacked the "bad" lumber behind the compost pile. It'd probably be better just to get a dumpster and throw out the old lumber, but in the back of my mind I keep thinking that there must be something we can make out of it. One section of the old deck is now in our "Secret Trees" where the kids play. They're using as a stage. :)
Now I just need to figure out what to do with about 400 sq ft of empty space off the end of the new deck...Hot Tub?