It's TUESDAY and time to visit with
Bleubeard and Elizabeth
and friends :)
The weather here is bouncing back and forth between mild and frigid. Friday my walk showed the little creeks and run offs in my neighborhood were frozen solid ...
... and then Saturday we got another 6 inches of snow to cover everything all up.
Today it's supposed to be 50° with rain. Then tomorrow another plunge in temps with more snow and ice. The lovely weather of March :)
Right now I'm drinking coffee but my herbal teas are steeping in the jar on my counter for later.
When we have our nightly hot tea I throw the teabags into the jar with hot water and then cap them with a coffee filter.
There is still enough goodness left in the bags to keep me hydrated the next day and then they go into the compost bin.
March is National Crochet Month so I will concentrate on getting as many hats done as I can . Knowing that real Spring and warm weather is just around the corner. Although I have knit several hats in Feb. and loved how they turned out. I have also figured out that knitting also hurts my hand too much to do it often. I can crochet almost as much as I want without pain but not so with knitting :( and I have some really cool patterns I so wanted to try.
This was the latest wool felted hat I made.
My indoor seed starting flats are starting to get full.... :)
And the pages of my garden journal are filling up. I have decided to not do the rest of the seed packets this way but have created a page with a pouch so that I can save the empty packets that way.
Here are some of the seeds in a germination bowl. As soon as I see little roots sprouting off the seeds I place that seed in a soil pot. The bowl has a very damp paper towel in it and then a lid on it to keep it moist and warm. The seeds germinate much faster this way and I don't waste a soil pot on a seed that won't germinate.
These little sprouts were planted the traditional way with several seeds to a pot to ensure germination. They will have to be thinned out later so there is only one plant to a pot. A waste of seeds :( My Dad reminded me of the paper towel method and I switched to it.
Most of what I learned about veggie gardening I learned from Dad. He was an organic gardener when hardly anyone else knew what organic was. I grew up with a huge garden in my back yard and lots of hours working in it helping and learning... I might also add complaining a whole lot over the work. We canned and froze all of the veggies our family ate. We also had chickens for eggs and grew meat chickens and meat rabbits. I love the sound education in gardening that I received growing up. My Dad is 86 now and doesn't do much gardening but I love it when he comes to my house and walks through my yard and gardens and I can see the happy and proud look on his face as he takes it all in.
I'll have to share some garden stories from my childhood on a later post.
Today I have to go out and buy another grow light for my seed starting table. I'm planning a much bigger garden and more flower beds for this year. :) ♥♥♥♥♥ And Don't forget the HERBS !! LOTS AND LOTS of HERBS !!!!!
Some Random Thoughts for today...
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