Monday, April 27, 2015

Catching Up.......


Dearest Readers,

I have been long away from this lovely spot and thought it high time to sit awhile and visit with you....

We have been tending to our home, garden, critters and most importantly, to our family and friends since the last posting.  Our lives have been a mixture of busyness and serenity with a challenge or two thrown in just to keep it interesting.  Somewhere along that dusty path, I lost my footing and for one reason or another I have not been terribly inspired to write here on my little blog.  Well, that time seems to have passed and I have brushed away the cobwebs and will endeavor to begin this journey again.  I hope you will come along.....


Our greenhouse has been a tremendous source of joy and astonishment, as we are amazed at the variety of plants that not only survive, but thrive.  We have had limes, one orange (we savored it) and beautiful Meyer lemons!  I froze the juice and used the peels to make lemon extract for my Christmas gifts for this year.  Right now we are coaxing little seedlets to make their way into the world so that we may plant them in the garden.  We also have hanging baskets with various herbs, strawberries, cucumbers and zucchinis.  Our tomato finally wore itself out, but we had quite a few this fall and early winter.  I will plant a different variety in the greenhouse for this upcoming winter because it is ever so satisfying to go out and gather a fresh salad while the wind and snow swirl around you!


I have had many enjoyable moments reading during this long winter....here are a few new favorites:

  



I so look forward to planting my garden and getting things ready for canning, drying, freezing and enjoying right from our garden basket!  

Well, I must go and tend the fire...it is a cold, gloomy day...but it will be in the 70's by mid-week...lovely.  I will visit again, and share with you this journey we call homesteading....

Yours so kindredly,
Shan

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