Monday 6 March 2023

Homemaking Mondays: Getting the Gardening Itch


The days are getting longer
and the sun is getting warmer.
Time to start gardening again.
I've gone through my seeds and figured out what
I need to buy new. 
I also have decided what I'd like to grow that is new.
This year I'm going to try growing tarragon,
then I also want to see about growing
some new squash and some comfrey.
Of course not all the seeds can be started early.
I just put my garlic into the fridge along with my comfrey
seeds to get their "winter" time. 
I have to get a bit more soil to start my seeds
and then we'll get those going.
I love having this gardening activity 
in this later part of the winter.
I do enjoy winter...but I'm starting to dream of spring.
As you can see below...we have a lot of snow.
Our squirrel in the feeder seems to like
having the feeder to hang out in.
Sitting in the warm sun munching on sunflower seeds.

I finished another project to keep warm.
I now have a new pair of lighter wool socks. 
This was fun yarn and I have a bit left over
that I may make some ankle socks with at some point.
The self striping yarn keeps it interesting as you go along.
I have a knitted scarf that I'm working on now.
It's always nice to have a yarn project on the go.

The fresh tomato soup was such a hit that when I found 
tomatoes on sale at the store again I made another batch. 
I do love this little tool my friend gave me.
It makes coring and taking tops off tomatoes 
and strawberries so easy.

It's been a nice week with homeschooling as well.
My boys started a cooking program at our local community centre.
I love that there is so many opportunities there for youth.
Even for the drop in times, my sons often get to help with odd jobs
learning new skills and being able to volunteer.

I hope you have a wonderful day! 
Love and Prayers,


Sister in the Mid-west said...

It was nice to see what things you have been doing.
I hope you have a blessed week!

Sunshine Country said...

I am missing starting seeds indoors this year! I'm away from home it's not looking as if it will happen, although I might get a chance to help one of my sisters a bit with hers.
I wanted to let you know that I have not forgotten to respond to your email...just have been having a hard time keeping up with everything lately!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Like you, I am dreaming of spring - whilst another snowstorm is arriving this weekend. However, I am also going to start my seeds hopefully Friday. Soon enough, the longer days will mean the snow has to melt! Your fresh tomato soup sounds wonderful, and I too have a little tool to use with strawberries and tomatoes, makes it so much easier to core them! So thankful your children are able to learn new things at the local community center, what a blessing! Enjoy these lovely days as spring approaches - oh yes, your socks are beautiful! Blessings to you dear friend!