I can’t decide, do I lead with the ‘elephant in the room’ or close with it. Oh heck, let’s get it out of the way. New Hampshire is in what is called ‘stay at home 2.0’ which is in effect until May 31 and includes some phased openings. That date is interesting for a tourism state becomes it includes Memorial Day which usually includes a huge tourist influx.
Besides the obvious enemy, the virus itself, our other major challenge is bordering on the south with Massachusetts where the numbers are 27 times higher than ours. When our Governor was asked if it was legal to not welcome people from MA into the state, he replied he didn’t think being from MA was a protected category. 🙂
Some I’ve been taking outdoors each day for a few hours to harden off. Others I continue to repot as they grow but keep them under the lights or on a window sill.
I saw a UK gardener who ‘woke’ his Dahlia tubers up by laying them out in a shallow tray, covering them with potting soil, and allowing them to start growing roots and leaves prior to putting them in the ground. I gave it a try and after a couple of weeks, I am happy to say I have sprouts!
We finished our 90′ of metal edging, took our arbor down and rotated it because it was getting pushed by the wind coming from the west, added a section of lattice work for clematis, and straightened our raspberry end supports and restrung the wire. Three spring projects moved to the finished column. 🙂
This week I have a Zoom meeting, a couple of webinars, and a new outside project to start. Must keep busy – good for the body and the soul. I wish I could restart my sewing engine, but I can’t get my mojo back when the sun is shining and spring weather is calling to me.
So, what’s keeping you occupied this week, and, as always, stay safe.