Whether I feel good or not, the weather was too nice to not take advantage of a winter respite. I raked the lawn, planted seeds, planted the green house, and even put up a new piece of garden art I got.
I held off as long as I could, but raking the yard in the spring is a tradition I enjoy. Now it just needs a rain and it will turn green.
I managed to plant both flats. Tomatoes, peppers, luffa, pumpkins, ground cherries, broccoli, squash, some little cucumbers, and a few flower seeds. I always plant lettuce, spinach, and peas in the greenhouse. I also planted some chamomile in the tea garden.
I have seen this little garden decoration on pinterest for a long time now. I would follow the pin and see it was for sale on e-bay. Then one day they were gone. I was very disappointed. I often suffer from buyers regret, but I also suffer from non-buyers remorse. When I saw it for sale again, I did not hesitate and bought it. No regrets. I think it is wonderful. One of my goals for the garden this year was to incorporate more art into the garden.
My bulbs, rhubarb, and peonies are coming up. I am especially excited that the peonies I am babysitting for my sister seem to have survived the winter. They didn't look very good last year, so I'm happy I didn't kill them.
Of course I have to bake something over the weekend. This time my husband requested some Famous Amos Cookies. They are tiny, but packed with yumminess.
Famous Amos Cookies
1/2 c. shortning
1/4 c. butter
1/2 c. dark brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
1/4 c. milk
2 c. flour
3/4 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1 c. mini chocolate chips
Mix shortening, butter, sugars, egg, vanilla, and milk. Slowly add flour soda and salt. Fold in the chips. Use a teaspoon (yes, a teaspoon) to scoop them onto the baking sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for 16 minutes.
My brother made me this cup out of clay. I love it. It fits my had perfectly and keeps my water cold. I am lucky to have such a talented brother.
That was my weekend of adventure. Both days it got up into the high 60's. I guess it is supposed to stay warm. I'm sure we will get some more snow, but I will enjoy it while I can. Has anyone else started their seeds? What is your favorite thing to plant? I think mine are the tomatoes. Hope you are having good weather.