The Hairy Vetch has sprouted! You can see where the blank spaces are... there could have been a romping dog re-dispersing the seeds... (Oh! And there she is in the photo -- I didn't even see her at first! LOL)
Our weather has been so warm -- although windy -- it's been supreme for the seedlings. I can only hope the raspberries adjacent are equally happy underneath their layers of compost and cedar mulch. I've been dutifully watering them by hand with buckets of rain water.
I mulched quite a lot of leaves this weekend. I spread them over my raspberries, and down my side yard. When they decompose they'll provide great nitrogen for the soil which is hard to come by in the winter. I don't think my side yard has ever had any love, so any soil amendments I can give it before I start working that area (hopefully next year) will be beneficial.
I sat in the back yard this weekend having morning coffee and updating my garden journal. I don't think I had written in it since May! Oops! I was able to write follow ups on plants that I had planted in the Spring -- did they thrive or not, what were their issues, etc. I'm still learning what my sun and soil are at this house, so I hope that documenting will help me out in the Spring, when my brain is addled from hiding under an afghan all winter.