A poem by J.F. Conant

He who loves an old house never loves in vain. How can an old house used to sun and rain, to lilac and to larkspur and an elm above-ever fail to answer the heart that gives it love?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Spring ahead?

The time change for daylight savings time arrived early, early this morning. Another sure sign that spring has to be on it's way!

I've seen robins in the front yard this week and bulbs are beginning to push their way up through the still frozen ground. And now the weatherman is forcasting sunshine and 50 degrees next week. Woo Hoo!

It's been a long time coming people! Let me tell ya!

And now begins the spring clean up. That mad scramble to get everything cleaned up and set up for the warmer weather. And, if you do it right, you might even get it all so that by the time fullblown summer gets here, all you will have to do is fire up the grill and keep the cold drinks coming!

This year's BIG project is to paint the house. As big as this place is, that is a monumental undertaking!! But I am determined not to let another year go by where this beautiful old place slips slowly into ruin. She deserves better and so do we.

Anyway, I am going to Home Depot and buying Behr paint. The kind that has the paint and primer all in one. I painted one whole wall last year to see how it worked, and it looks pretty good to me!

Other then that, it's cleaning up the yard and getting the garden ready are the main goals once the weather breaks for good.

What are you up to this spring?


Diane said...

Looks like quite a job and I hope you can convince your family that it's a great fun project to do together!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Love all the quotes you have in the margin. Your home is beautiful! Victorians have so much personality...love all the porches!