Just doing the hellstrip filled three lawn bags, and I was wiped by the end of it and sweating -- apparently jeans and a sweatshirt were too warm for yard work today. Also, I am out of condition -- I've been doing a lot of walking on the treadmill, but yard work uses different muscles. A bit every day this week should help to bring it back nicely, though. I have teeny tiny little green bulb shoots all over the darn place, so I should have some nice rewards for my labors soon. Snowdrops are up and blooming, huzzah, and a day earlier than last year, despite the hellish winter.
Within a few days, we should be seeing crocuses and species irises emerging -- if the bunnies haven't gotten them all. And then a bit later, the hellebore will start to bloom, and the scilla and chiondoxa. I do love the very early spring plants. Must add some winter aconite next fall (just to the backyard, as I'm keeping the front in cool tones). Flowers flowers flowers!