Breanna and I started cleaning out our garden beds while the boys and Rick raked the yard everywhere there wasn't still snow. Tikanii spent the day lying on the remaining snow trying to stay cool.
Sunday afternoon we took Tikanii for a walk and collected some willow. The pussy willows are just starting to bud. When we got home this is what I made.
Not a nail or piece of twine anywhere. I wove the horizontal branches through the uprights and by the time I'd gotten half a dozen in place the trellis felt pretty sturdy.
I need a couple more long branches to fill it out a bit more. I've planted half a row of peas with my fingers crossed that it won't freeze once they're above ground. The weather for the next week is in the high teens. Maybe it will last to the end of May when we can generally plant our garden without fear of frost.
Everything still looks so brown except for the occasional patches of green. That's an oriental poppy coming up in the front of this bed. I also have half a dozen strawberry plants in this garden. So much work to do.