Spring 2018

Spring has sprung…finally!

This winter was a long one. With apple trees in a garbage bin and newly sprouting plants we witnessed over a foot of snow dump onto our nearly melted land.

April 2nd our apple trees came in the mail. Better yet there was so much snow the mailman dropped it off at the bottom of our driveway (which is about 1/4 of a mile long) so I got all bundled up, grabbed a sled, and went to fetch the trees that we hoped hadn’t frozen. It was a month before we could plant anything with hopes that the ground would thaw in time so we called the nursery and asked what to do. They suggested we plant them in a large pot and put them in an unheated basement to keep them dormant.

April 15 we planted tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, sweet peppers, luffa, and eggplant seeds in some little indoor planters. I also got my lavender planted in several small pots.

The next week we had planned to leave on vacation so we figured out how to rig up a self watering planter for the lavender.

During our vacation we all came down with a cold and came home early. Kay made some pine needle tea (packed with vitamin C) and a few other cold recipes she threw together. We will get a post on those too so you can check them out.

Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.

Hosea 6:3

One Comment on “Spring 2018

  1. Well we figured out that our seedlings weren’t getting enough sun and therefore didn’t grow very large and we had to buy plants this year. We know better now for next spring!

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