Saturday, December 26, 2009

Family Love

In trying to think of the right words to describe our incredible Christmas holiday, I came to the conclusion that photos were better. Just feel the warmth, hear the laughter, see the lights, and smell the great food as you view the photos.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

...and so do thoughts of Spring.

Amidst all the hubbub of the Holidays - to be or not to be - have come whiffs of Spring.

1. 2010 Seed Catalogs sit on my bedside stand.

2. Plans of enlarging our garden keep flying through my brain.

3. Yesterday at work a coworker brought a flyer to show me a Four-Shelved Mini Greenhouse on sale for $20. I don't know why she thought I needed to see it. Certainly not a gift-giving idea. Hubby and I just bought two!!

4. And now sitting out on the porch in the afternoon sunshine flipping through a gift issue of Better Homes and Gardens (January 2010 issue page 72), the only article I notice is Growth Fun, A Guide to Super-Simple Seed Starting. Ah, inspiration to disspell the gloom of cold, gray days waiting for Spring to arrive. Be still my heart!

The following is taken from this article:

How to Create Seed-Starting Pots From Newspapers -- powered by

When selecting seeds, order heirloom seeds from a reputable place like Seed Savers Exchange, Bountiful Gardens, Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, Fedco Seeds, Seeds of Change, or High Mowing Organic Seeds.

Read what's been happening with Monsanto and the whole world of genetically modified commercial seed development and control here.

LESSON: The Parable of the Mustard seed.
"With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade."

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Winter Begins

A crust of snow covered the ground this morning but it wasn't the first snow of this season. In October, large snow flakes fell for an hour or more.

November was so balmy our red raspberries just kept growing and growing. Grace and Violet delighted to keep the ripe berries ingested.

I won a turkey from the hospital where I work so we enjoyed it for Thanksgiving. Dave and I went to see "2012" at the theatre. Great special effects, sad subject, and irritating ending.

For one month I've been pain free thanks to a cortisone injection into my spine. What a difference in my mobility and attitude. I'm feeling my age again instead for twenty years older!