WOW! Can we say strange things are happening?! In Pa, it’s been the crazy weather! Up until Friday, we had rather warm days, then the rain hit on Saturday and it’s been cool since. It’s still 46* (and windy) which is odd for March/Beginning of Spring but I’ll take the moderate cool temps. I’m definitely not ready for Summer though. Especially since I’ll be expanded a bit more and even crankier (I’ll admit, I’m jealous of all you late spring momma to be’s)
Some good news, I now have an oven! Thank you to my Aunt and Uncle who delivered it yesterday as well as my dad and hubby who lugged it down in the basement for me! I’m so excited (yes, there IS a but coming on…) BUTTT, it still isn’t hooked up. The plug is different from the receptacle and my parents can’t find the “opposite” spare one they’ve got. So for a few more days, toaster oven baking it is…
There is an amazing new blog (not new, but new to me) I’d like you to check out! It’s called My Earth Garden, and you can check it out here M.E.G. He has a bunch of gardening and composting tips, plus a few odds and ends and at the end of some product tests, he has giveaways! It is SO worth it to head on over there and see what it’s about. Especially if you’re into gardening. You can also check out his YouTube Channel, Facebook, as well as his Pinterest.
Speaking of gardening/composting, I’m going to try and get Art to rig up a compost bin. He and I are both into gardening and now that I’ve got nothing but time and space, I’m looking forward to tending one! We had a compost pile before, but it was such a lengthy process and we couldn’t keep the chickens out. I’ll probably stick to smaller scale gardening and only do some things like zucchini, eggplant, pumpkins, and greens. Maybe an heirloom tomato plant or two and the rest my wonderful herbs. Mostly the things my parents won’t be doing (horseradish, tomatoes, peppers, more zucchini, yada yada yada…) in theirs. I had a BUNCH of seeds started and well, a certain cat of ours can’t keep his paws off the window sills so they went bye bye. As for corn, Pops already has 30 dozen ordered (sigh). We did almost 40 (I think) last summer and we have PLENTY leftover, sitting pretty in the jars. We plan on freezing more of it this year instead, good thing I love corn! At the end of summer/canning season, we always get together with our “crops” and can together anyway so its not a big deal. Wait, I lied, I’m more excited about the fact we can now can in the BASEMENT! We have tables and workstations set up already so once we get some crops harvested, we’re good to go!
Baking isn’t too awful “fun in the sun” (get it?) so I might change the blog up a bit for summer and do some more posts on canning and gardening. Expand the blog so to speak, with more “down home, country” posts. How about some opinions? =]