February in Tillamook

Tillamook has had mostly beautiful weather this month, with a few rainy days, while the east coast is freezing and covered in a thick layer of snow.  Toward the end of the month the spring bulbs are not only coming up but many are already in bloom.  The High School here had their 10 day fundraiser activities during the middle of the month and we attended almost all the dinners put on by the 4 classes, many just required us to walk across the street to the great facility at the Nazarene Church. 

I have already started mowing the lawn which is not yet growing fast enough to require a weekly mowing but getting close.  The trees are budding out but too early and a late frost may be really bad now.  Also no bees yet to do the pollination work so I expect that the fruit trees will be happy and empty of produce this year.  With the two days of rain that are currently falling I have transplanted lots of ground cover to a hillside at Gretchen’s house and she has sprinkled wild flower seeds.  We are hoping for a dumpy hillside to turn to a pretty one this spring.

Pancake supper at church a week ago was a super success.  I washed lots of dishes with much help including both Ginger and Bill.  The homemade applesauce that was served with it was a real treat.  Two members of the church pealed all the apples and made it last fall just for this  event.