Saturday, March 20, 2010

First day of Spring

It is finally here!!! FINALLY!!!! It is SPRING!!! We have been anticipating this day for soooooooooooooo long! We have had an unusually cold and snowy winter here in NC so the change in weather is more than welcome!!!

We are also excited because we have decided to FINALLY start the garden that we have been talking about for years!! We couldn't have started it on a more beautiful day either! Check out that beautiful Carolina blue sky!!!

Mr. Mac took Brother Mac this morning to go and rent the tiller and pick up a load of soil and compost. This part of NC is ridden with that hard clay soil!! NOT the best gardening soil I'm learning so we had to pick up some fillers for our ground. Here's the pictures.

Our clay dirt!

What the store calls "Gardener's Choice" soil!

This was their "Father/Son Outing" for the weekend. No, they don't do something together like that every weekend but Brother Mac has been in need of some alone time with Daddy lately so this was a perfect opportunity!!

Helping Daddy put the soil on the garden.

Mr. Mac has worked so hard today! Look at the progress of his labor!!

All of the kids had a great time playing in the truck bed with all of that "black gold!!" Check them out!

We are still trying to figure out what exactly we are going to plant. We are novices at best so this going to take some thought and a little more planning! We've a busy week ahead of us!!

As for my work for the first day of spring; no, I didn't just walk around snapping pictures today! The girls and I have been busy cooking up our St. Patty's/First day of Spring/Thank you Daddy for all your hard work meal!! What's on the menu?! Nothing special...

Corned Beef Brisket
Irish Soda Bread
Chocolate cupcakes with surprise candy centers and green frosting
Lime jello jiggler eggs

Flowers from the girls!

"Irish surprise cupcakes"

Irish Soda Bread...Yum!!

It took a while to get this all done but it was DELICIOUS!!! (Although I wasn't sure if the brisket was suppose to be pinkish or not so we have actually eaten the meal without the meat so that it could cook longer. Upon finding out that it is suppose to be a little pink we packed it up and put it in the fridge for Sunday lunch!)

It has been a busy but lovely day! Biggest Mac said at one point, "This is the best day ever!!" I've noticed that she says that whenever she is very excited and happy!!!

So, what have you done with your First day of Spring?

Thanks for stopping by!!
Mama Mac


  1. such a busy, productive day! those do feel like "great" days, don't they? I agree with your oldest! :)

    i look forward to seeing how your garden progresses. we did a few things in buckets last year, but got too much rain at the beginning. so this year, we're going to wait a bit before beginning, I think.

    i know i should have told you sooner, but as much as we missed you at the holiday dinner, we were so delighted to spend the day with your littles. they were so much fun, and so well mannered.

    you are doing a great job. keep up the good work. thank you for the encouraging post on really blessed me.

    much love to you all,

  2. The weather is teasing us and our spring has not quite arrived yet... :)


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