My seed orders arrived the other day, making it one of the most exciting days of 2016 so far! Here they are organized by type. I ordered 14 different varieties of tomatoes, this might be a problem.
For me, country living is having fresh cut flowers from the garden in the house, all summer long.
This weekend is the symbolic end of summer, when the days slowly start melting into fall. The sunflowers in our pumpkin patch just bloomed, and I will be using them to hold onto summer as long as possible.
It has been a long, cold winter and I am excited for spring and summer. However, I can't help but feel a little longing for fresh applesauce the moment I see the apple trees bloom. But you know, some things are worth the wait.
April is just three days away. It has officially been spring for over a week. BUT today it is TWENTY degrees outside and there was a fresh coat of snow this morning. Winter needs to let go, and come back next year. My early season flowers are trying to come up (these are daffodils), I hope they are not damaged with the cold temperatures today and tomorrow.
Dear Winter: We are OVER you, you had your run. You showed us how cold you could get this year, we were impressed. But now it is time to bow out and let spring do it's magic. Respectfully, Whinmont Farm.
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