This spring see's the third year in the house on the hill.....and a much better feel for the growing conditions and the soil. To begin with we have removed the wire used last season for beans....they are now relocated down to the vegetable garden proper out the back..... As it is expanding since last year as well. This gives me a lot more space close to the house for the daily picking vegetable and herbs.The seeds go in to pots this week and we sprout them indoors. The ground is still frozen.

But i did manage a couple of days of decent weather preparation last week and removed the foilage from last year and did some cool burning of weedy seeds..... and lightly raked not tilled the ground to spread out ash and other humus. Then i topdressed the lot with straw. Relocated some stone edging and otherwise tidied up the pathways.