It’s getting to be about that time again. Yeah, I know it’s freezing and snowing outside, but I can’t help myself. I am looking at seed catalogs and scribbling down where I would like everything to go this year. I am even collecting recipes for things I Know we are going to have, and I would like to can! We have been in this house for almost six years now, and the soil is getting just about as good as it’s going to get with all of the wood chips we’ve been putting down the past three years, and all the awesome planting areas we have now.
So last years boodle of different tomato types failed a bit, so this year we are going to go back to a whole lot of paste tomato types, and then just four or five of the beef steak types of tomatoes. Maybe three of the sweet 100 cherry tomato plants also.
I have my potato starts ready for sure. I have garlic in the fridge that is going to go into the ground in the next eight weeks. And around the end of Feb I will be getting as many onions in the ground as I can also! I can basically put those anywhere at this point, because we’re going to be expanding to the second lot this year for our squash plants, and then lots of sunflowers for the chickens! And I have a wonderful plan for beans, and carrots, and turnips this year also!
In flowery news… I’ve brought my roses indoors, and I’ve started giving them a wee little water every three or four days, and they have sprouted!!!! Same with our lavender. So, woooohoooo for the minute it stays above freezing out, I’m going to have the most beautiful flowers blooming!!!!
I can’t wait to get my mint and chamomile going also! I’ve been drinking so many herbal teas lately, and I never have enough of my own herbs to make it through the winter! I need to change that! I have started drinking some dandelion tea with ginger lately also, and that has been a wonderful boost during the winter! It’s almost like gingerbread frosting if you put a drop of vanilla in it!
And in other news… my leg cramps are horrible again, so I’ve started drinking molasses and almond milk again. I don’t remember when I stopped doing that, but it has been helping a lot! Especially when sleeping gets interrupted so much. With all of these neurosurgeon appointments we’re going to be having for dh in the next few weeks, and then potential surgeries on his back throughout the next couple of months I am going to neeeeeeed my rest! Once again I will be shuttling everyone everywhere! But the good news is there will be lots of hospital and dr office time for my knitting and crocheting! Just today I got one and a half adult hats done, and started a neck warmer too! Pictures soon! Only had two appointments today, but one of them took around three and a half hours, plus about 20 xrays of dh’s back and neck! Gah!
So, I’ll be on here more, but the posts I make might be kind of short! Gotta run now and get the chickens in for the night!