What a rainy spring we have had! Well rainy and cold. The cold has been harder on the plants than the rain I think, although our first srop of radish seeds did get pulverized into the ground by a nice heavy spring rain we had. We went up to the farm today to check and the radishes we planted last week are twice as big and had much better germination rate than the radishes we planted a month ago. That is the gamble you take when you plant early. Sometimes you get a great crop and sometimes you get nothing. I am not a big gambler, but in this particular situation I think it is worth the gamble ;) We gathered more big field rocks from the farmer's field today. You can read about this from last year here. We are putting some new flower beds in the front yard. The rocks we gathered today will be the border around that bed.
Baker Creek Seeds, one of our favorite seed companies. They include one free seed packet with your purchase. We planted them in a 4 ft bu 4 ft area and they seem to have germinated well.
Hoping we will have some stuff for our first farmers market, April 30th. Will keep you posted on our plants!
Saturday, April 2, 2011
So I finally posted that reusable snack bag tutorial on the website. You can view it here.
We have also been trying to cook different things at home. Not only do we need a change of pace, but we have been getting a bit carried away with eating out. Now in a former life I used to eat out a 3 or 4 times a week. Now we should really only eat out once every couple of months. Lately though we have been getting takeout from a really good (especially for the midwest) Chinese restaurant down the street. In an effort to save a bit of money I tried making some dishes at home last night. They turned out really great!
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