Winter retreated as Spring rolled onto the prairie last week.
With temperatures in the 80s for a few days, it seemed that maybe Spring brought Summer with it! Our cat Howard found that seasonal napping adjustments were required sooner than expected. Of course, he quickly and skillfully adapted from cold weather curl to summer sprawl to enjoy the afternoon haze on the floor of the sun porch.
Meanwhile, things outside transformed quickly too.
Asparagus shoots broke through their winter mulch and reached for the sky.
Nearby the rhubarb unraveled wrinkly leaves and burst into ruffled green mounds.
It’s exciting to see the rhubarb bed my grandparents once maintained thriving again after we rescued it from overgrown grass a couple years ago. Ladybugs and catnip plants equally embraced the rescued rhubarb. Literally.
No wonder this garden is popular with the barn cats!