A hot cup of tea and a warm fire have been so necessary these last few days. I have had a slight sore throat and have not ventured far from the easy chair. I did some reading, earmarking articles to study further, in my library copies of Mother Earth News. There was an article on a portable chicken coop that was worth a deeper look, as well as, some organic gardening spray made with Fels Naptha I would like to try this year. I will be sure and post this "recipe" after I have had a chance to try it myself.
Speaking of gardens, I am anxiously waiting for my R. H. Schumway's catalog to arrive. Their Victorian era inspired catalog is not only beautiful to look at, it has an amazing variety of heirloom seeds. I enjoy planting my garden with edibles that would have been available at the turn-of-the-century, so this catalog is a dream come true! We usually cannot plant anything here until after Mother's Day, as we can have snow clear into May, so I have a while to dream about my garden.
I did make some curtains to put down in the fruit cellar. They cover a shelving unit that I store all of my canning supplies, food mill, etc. It is such a nice "old" looking print. It has a beige background with navy flowers and looks tea-dyed. I had to laugh when I first saw the material - I have tea-dyed so many things over the years that my family never knows if a pot of brewed tea is to drink or to decorate with!
Well, it is time to close as I must get to the business of running my household. I have to do some laundry, pay a few bills and think of something wonderful to bake, as my Darlings have had to stare at an empty cookie jar for far too long. Those poor things!