Spring is definitely in the air. We’ve probably had the last snowfalls replaced by April’s showers. I’ve started hundreds of tree seeds sprouting indoors. A bunch of trees from nurseries and other perishable stock are being queued up to ship my way from several suppliers. I’ve already voted in the provincial election. It will soon be time to cultivate and plant for the growing season.
I’ve already taken a couple of tours of the yard to see what trees bear healthy buds and which don’t. There are a few in both categories. It wasn’t a harsh winter but tiny plants still suffered. I spotted one that was severely chewed by rodents but most are looking promising. Combined with improved drainage, all this planting should bear fruit in a few years. May I be there to enjoy that? Perhaps. Almost certainly I’ll have a taste of a few grapes, raspberries and Saskatoon/serviceberries this summer.
This week, I’ll tune up the Chinese rototiller. The charging circuit is not working. With my new multimeter I should be able to diagnose and fix that. I never did get a proper circuit diagram from the manufacturer. I’ll figure it out. I’m trickle charging the battery now.
I’ll also finish welding the frame for the new alternator heading east across the Pacific. I’ve contacted the outfit who shipped me the tractor to arrange the shipping of the alternator. We’ll also get on with signing up with two rifle clubs, so that I can keep my hand in and even return to the St. Charles Rifle Range where I last shot decades ago…
Anticipation can be a good thing at my age. It gives me yet another reason to keep blogging and to get out of bed each day. It’s all good.