Sunday, March 17, 2013

Marching on...

We still have a bit of snow on the ground.  It was a close call yesterday when a snowy fog crept up the valley.  Much to our joy it got to our cabin and went back down.  We went for a drive out on the prairie.  Then I spent the afternoon working on my quilt and bottling my hard apple cider.  I ended up with 19 small bottles.  Even though I made both batches exactly the same, one batch is lighter colored. 
It has been in the 30's and 40's so I went out to get the greenhouse going.  I loosened up the soil.  Planted my chamomile in the washtub.  I put a few carrot and Swiss chard seeds in the ground.   The spinach and parsley still looks good.  I watered everything and tidied up a bit.  My husband did a little Bonnie hunting.  Dad in case you haven't noticed, the hat does a great job of hiding my face from sneaky photographers. 



I remember what it was like when I started blogging.  I compared it to fishing.  I was so excited for my first bite.  If you get a chance swing by this new blog Twin Bridges Nature Resort http://twinbridgesnatureresort.blogspot.com/
Our parents are good friends and we are lucky enough to have some of her father's artwork in our cabin. 

I hope your March is also working it's way to spring.
 
 

17 comments:

  1. My March is VERY slowing working to spring:( Have a wonderful week

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  2. Oh sounds like a perfect way to spend your time. I am heading over to visit your friends blog. Take care Bonnie and enjoy the planting:) Hug B

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  3. In the last couple of weeks things have really started jumping around here. I hope your spring arrives soon.

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  4. Yes...spring is slowly coming! I'm anxious for the March winds to subside, and for the daffodils to open! I'll bet you had fun in your greenhouse!

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  5. Spring is settling in and I'm loving seeing the changes in the landscape. We've actually had no snow this year and I hope that means an early summer for a change. The apple cider sounds amazing and I can't wait to see the quilt. Happy St. Patrick's Day, XOXO

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  6. Bonnie, thanks so much for mentioning us! I didn't realize our interests were so similar, I can already tell I'll be here often. :-)

    I love your greenhouse! My plants and I are both wishing for spring right now.

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  7. Lovely photo of you in the GREEN house!!

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  8. Love your green house I want one so bad but always somthing more important lol. I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award you can check it out at http://frugallivingonthewatkinsranch.blogspot.com/2013/03/i-was-nominated-for-liebster-award.html

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  9. No spring here - March cam,e in thinking it was winter and is set to leave in the same way

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  10. Mmmm, hard cider sounds yummy. Gardening sounds especially good. I'm thinking of planting some lettuces and radish in a pot and putting it in the garage. I like your hat.

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  11. Congratulations Bonnie! You are the winner of my Apron Giveaway from the 100th Farmgirl Friday Birthday Bash! Like you we have lots of snow this morning... How we will ever get to our spring planting with all of this snow? LOL

    I'm still working on my post for this weeks hop... it will be up in a bit!
    Have a great day!
    Deb

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  12. Here in No. Calif. I planted spring lettuce, radish, carrots and Swiss Chard this week. The nights are still cold but we have had days in the 50's. What a tease spring can be in the Sierras. I know we are in for at least one more good freeze. Your cider looks delicious and will be just the thing after a day in the garden come summer.

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  13. you look perfect in that greenhouse, that i love so much!!

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  14. My hoop house in under about 8" of snow right now...I could use a LITTLE BIT of spring, at least!

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  16. You are making me feel a little guilty Bonnie -- I haven't started one seed yet! :)

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