Not much going here.
I don't mean to sound like a broken record, but it is extremely hard to do anything outside with all that snow. And it keeps coming. Had another few centimetres of snow last night and today.We have had snow on the ground since the first week of October. Winter just seems to be hanging on. I know that I am getting antsy about getting outside. Waiting for the buds to start appearing on the poplar trees. Waiting on the first robin to make their spring debut. Geese. Swans. The first blade of green grass. Anything spring-ish!
Last year, I never had a garden. And I miss it.
I started tomatoes, peppers, and herbs at the previous place, prior to us moving. I just planted them in the perennial garden that was here.
I plant by the moon. I have done it for so long, I don't really know why I do it. But I do. This weekend I will start a few seeds that jive with the moon phase.
My late father use to tell me stories when I was a child, how his father would only butcher on a waxing moon. Dad said the bacon would 'spit' less. Keeping that in mind, I try to do butchering by the moon too. Whether we are butchering lambs, and pigs ourselves or when we take them to the butcher shop. I try to make sure it coincides with the appropriate moon phase.
There is something that is so simple, timeless, and natural by doing things with Mother Earth's natural rhythms.
The boys went to their first farm auction of the season yesterday.
There was a round baler there, that Frank was real interested in. As the time honoured tradition goes, prior to any auction, is the question 'How much do you think it will go for?'
I stayed home. Somehow, I really wasn't in the mood, for putting long underwear back on. It. Is. April! Enough of the long johns!!
They went back today and brought home the baler.
Some how it seems wrong to be buying a baler, with all that snow on the ground!!
We went to the accountant this morning. She has all the paper work for 2011 tax year. I am glad that task is done for this year.
But I am already three months behind on this year's books.
My order came today.
When we use to live near Drayton Valley, there was a store there I really loved. Nutter's. I liked buying some of my baking supplies there. A lot of it was bulk. But since moving up north, my choices are nil to none. I did find a store online. Vanilla Food Company. I like them. If any of you have found other online Canadian shops, please share.
And since I can not do any gardening until JULY! I have been busy baking.
What else can a girl do?