February 19, 2013
~ Hoping to begin restoring the orchard in the spring. We lost more than half of our fruit trees a few years ago during a heavy ice storm, and the ones that remain are old, unmaintained, and not very productive. We considered taking down the remaining trees, but I just can't do it. There is a wise spirit in these trees. We'll begin planting new trees in the vacant spaces and only replace the remaining trees when Mother Nature decides their time is up and their wisdom has been passed on.
~ The kids have been begging for their own garden. They decided they want tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, sugar snap peas, a pole bean tee pee, and sunflowers. I'll plant flowers to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. How sweet will it be to be snacking on veggies in their tee pee while watching the birds and butterflies? In addition to putting in a child's garden we will be expanding our main vegetable garden. I am determined to be able to can and freeze enough to get me through to the following year's garden.
~ On the topic of gardens....we're going to incorporate more biodynamic gardening methods, and use the moon phases to determine what gets planted when, made easy by the Farmer's Almanac.
~ Our little rural town is known as "The Winter Home of the Bald Eagle", and it lives up to its name. I love driving by the lake and seeing all the eagles sitting in the trees. And it never gets old watching them fly over the house or pulling out of the driveway to see them sitting across the street.
Posted by Amanda at 9:14 AM