What a spring we are having here in Maine! I don’t know if I can remember such a lovely April weekend, and here it is just the beginning of the month.
Yesterday I took my first bike ride of the season — a little twenty-mile loop through Rockport and Rockland, and back into Camden via the “oreo cookie cows,” aka the Belted Galloways at Aldemere Farm — and it was spectacular. Once again I am training for the Trek Across Maine in June, but I’ll write about that at a later date.
Today was an uplifting church service for Easter — I love all the brass and the “alleluias”! — and then I spent the entire day outside in the garden. We’re adding what I’m calling a “lettuce bed” this year, so we constructed that and it is ready for some compost. My bed from last year got a gentle turning over and, after constructing a lattice for peas, my daughter and I planted both sugar snap and snow peas. We also sowed some spinach — something new for this year. Will we have jumped the gun and planted a little too early? Maybe, but that’s the fun of gardening. My seed-starting efforts are ahead of last year, too. We’ll see!
I am also starting to hear from people who have finished reading A HOUSE TO DIE FOR, and the responses have been very positive. Good feedback always makes a writer smile… I hope that you had a terrific weekend, and that wherever you are, your spring has sprung.