Good Morning everyone!!! I hope you all had a great weekend..We had a decent saturday..so we went walking and then to Wally world to get some oil so Hubby could do the oil changes in our 3 vechicles..(which he did not do)..but we have the stuff..
we purchased our veggies to plant in our garden..right now because it is so cold they are in my little greenhouse on the back porch..My little sister got this for me for my birthday last year..and I love this thing..it saved my basil as I kept it in here all summer as our springs and summers are on the cold side and I had actually purchased some basil and had it outside and a week later..dead..so I purchased more..put this together and kept it in here and we had fresh basil all summer/fall long..so until it warms up a bit here..this is where all this stuff is staying..as everything has gotten expensive..if you have a shopko near you..that is where my sister got this portable greenhouse..super easy to put together and you have stuff right at your fingertips..I just checked Shopko on line and they didn't have them..but amazon does.;)
we have 2 strawberry plants, 2 basil plants 4-5 tomatoe plants
red cabbage, lettuce,
and 2 pea plants..will be getting some seeds to start in little pots next week and we will start them in here so they can be protected..I would like to get corn, pumpkin, zuchinni, squash, hot pepper plants, and arugula..that stuff spreads..and we are not sure if we yanked it out last year..right now we have oregano that has taken over..so it is getting yanked..as we just don't use it enough to give it space..or put it in a pot so it doesn't take over..we want more lettuce too..as we just love our salads..we have chives already in the garden..they come back every spring..and we have an artichoke plant that we just use for decoration..love the bright bloom it gets..oh and sunflowers..I have to have my sunflowers..last year we didn't get but 3..really cold rainy summer..hoping this year is different..cause so far it has been wet and really cold here..we have had snow really close to where we live..which is weird this time of year..so we shall see..;)
on friday after my walk..I came home and mowed the jungle that was forming in our yard as it was getting to where we couldn't find our puppy dog..lol....and so glad I did as we are in for rain and more rain..see those pots..they will be planted with a mix of flowers and sunflowers..and catnip..;)today is starting out glorious..so I must get out with the puppy for a walk..before it turns on us..I have been working on little stitchery projects at night..nothing finished up yet..I have a project started for a gal in alaska..I can't wait to get this one done..I think she is going to love it.;) I have a swap to get out..and still haven't done my taxes yet..so that has got to be done today so hubby can get them done and sent off..I have passed 6 stones so far..and am thinking I may be done..but have to collect for another 2 weeks..till my next doctors appt..all in all..it was not too bad..not as bad as everyone was telling me..but with modern technology...and them being able to do the blasting..I know I can do this again in 5-6 weeks..not something I am looking forward to..lets not get crazy here ladies..but i know I can go through it again..
our church sent us a food calculator so you can see what you need for a full year for you and your family..here is the LINK.. hope it helps you get your food storage in..;) one of my friends said that flour has gone up by 6 dollars already..so food prices are soaring..get your food storage while you can still afford it.;) just type in at the top how many are in your family and hit the calculate button..and the boxes below will tell you how much you need to have a 1 year supply of food for you and your family.:)