I spent a considerable amount of time in the garden this week thanks to temperatures in the high 30’s ad low 40’s.Â We had planned on finishing the chicken run re-do this morning.Â However, a bank of freezing fog moved in, and the children quickly got chilled, despite being well-bundled.
So, we headed inside, to make raspberry-swirl brownies.Â While the brownies baked, little George and I sat in the dining nook – he played with toys and rosemary sprigs, and I tried to finish up some garden planning for the coming year.Â Â Â The big kids sat warming cold fingers and toes by the heater (oh, how I wish we had a woodstove!).
I am working on a new map of the garden.Â We did a basemap when we first started the gardens, and every year it gets updated.Â Â I have added pears and plums and an apple tree, as well as many new currants.Â Several beds got moved around and reshaped in the fall.Â The new map will show all of the improvements for the coming year.
Â Our Baker Creek order arrived earlier this week.Â I save many of my own seeds, and also carefully store purchased seeds from previous years.Â We start many more seedlings than we have room for, so that we can share with volunteers and BCS participants, and I do need to reorder some seeds every single year.Â (It’s like Christmas in January!)
I am anxious to get the garden going. Â Looking forward to having the front sunroom full of little green, growing seedlings very, very soon…