Sunday, April 16, 2006

It's Beginning to Look a lot like Spring!!!


With no snow on the ground and warm weather, it finally feels like Spring's here! The grass is already green and the deer are grazing in our field. It's so nice to eat our breakfast and look out the window to see a dozen deer every morning.

Chance isn't too happy, as the one pile of snow left on the property has melted away. He's a husky/lab (but his dad was a husky/wolf) so he LOVES the snow.

What a glorious day. I've already started my plants indoors so I can later transplant them into our garden. I've got tomatoes...lots of tomatoes! Beef Steak, Sub Artic, and Health Kit tomatoes--I grow our veggies so we don't have to buy produce in the summer and whatever over abundance we have, I freeze for winter consumption. Last summer I made tons and tons of salsa, tomato sauces, tomato juice...

Last year we also grew potatoes, green beans, green pepper, carrots, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, lettuce, cabbage. My dad and John's mom also garden, so I'll make sure I don't duplicate whatever they have so we can swap produce later on.

John's got gorgeous raspberries growing on his property. They're huge, lush, juicy, sweet, red raspberries. My students last year had a blast picking berries. You know how it goes: "one for the basket and two for the mouth!" LOL *sigh* Kids!

We've got nice apple trees here too, so that takes care of the apple sauces, apple pies, etc. John's thinking of growing grapes one day and having our own little vineyard. How nice would that be to have our own winery? Well...maybe not the winery, but the vineyard sounds nice!!

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