Monday, January 7, 2013

A New Week!

What are your plans for the week? It's supposed to be fairly warm here so I'm hoping to finish up some gardening projects and decorate the shoppe for Spring. I'm still having a hard time calling it a shoppe, mostly because no one has been there to actually "shop". Maybe the warm weather will bring some folks out and into the little shed this week. If not, then I'm going to have find other venues to take this show on the road!
I'll be planting some lettuce this week too. My romaine has bolted (what we didn't eat) and I feel the need to play in the dirt. I just can't wait for Spring (have I mentioned that?). I'm also thinking of planting some greens too. I think I could exist on salad and cooked greens, I just adore them!
So planting and puttering seems to be what I'll be up to. What's on your list?

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Weekend Around The Cottage

Good morning! How's your weekend going? Mine has been pretty busy so far. I managed to clean the chicken coop yesterday and fluffed up things a bit in there. The girls have begun to lay again and we couldn't be more thrilled! The fresh eggs are delicious, so much tastier than store bought. These girls do more than give us fresh eggs though, they are a constant source of entertainment! On Thursday, two of them were sitting on the ground and jumped up as I unlatched the coop door, only to reveal that one of them had laid an egg on the ground and was sitting on it. Too funny!
Today my plan is to fluff up the shoppe and and place some of the Spring items out there. It needs to warm up a bit before I venture out, my deck is completely frosted over. This afternoon I'm planning on working on the new herb bed some more, getting it ready to add manure and compost. The herb bed I created in the front of the shoppe will have to be moved. I knew in advance that it would get rain run-off from the roof,  (that's part of the reason I placed them there) I just didn't realize that it was going to completely pound them out of the ground, roots and all. You live, you learn!
Whatever your weekend plans may be I hope you have a great one!
xoxo~Dee what's up with the photo in this post? I'm trying to hurry Spring along!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Is It Just Me?

Or are there other folks out there who's glad that the holidays are over? I'm not a scrooge, just tired. I can't help it, I always look forward to Christmas, I really do but then I'm ready for Spring to be sprung. I'm going to try to get some seed starter this week, finances allowing, and get started with some planting. I'm also planning on doing a little digging of new beds this week. Not tilling but removing the sod. Thanks to a friend of mine, I now have the perfect tool!

Hey don't laugh! This works great for removing sod!
I have to run and get some supper going of some sort. Anyone else get tired of deciding what to make?
Just wondered!