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Thursday, 30 April 2015


This has been a busy week here at the homestead. Yesterday Marvin and Annie stopped by for lunch and a visit. They just returned from suffering a winter in Florida. It was good to see them and get caught up on the news.

Today we are busy outside splitting wood, building cribs and planting flowers.

Mary started her seeds several weeks ago and some have been transplanted  to larger pots.

Now we place the trays of new plants on the deck each morning to get them acclimatized to the outdoor temperatures.

Still too early to plant outside for most vegetables but we may plant the kale this weekend. Kale is actually considered closer to a wild cabbage than any other domestic vegetable and we use it frequently in our "green drinks".

The sun is shining, the temperature is 14*C/57*F and it's time to get back to work.

Thanks for stopping by and safe travels everyone.


  1. Yes, after a long time we passed by and saw your new plants. We are home now and want to shop for some nice plants, but here it is also to early; half may is better.When we have time, we sand some pictures of Spain.
    Enjoy the 14 degrees. Here it is also 14; to cold for us!! Love from Ad and Gertie

  2. Love all the recent posts. We have lots of birds too. Flickers and juncos....never have seen so many juncos. Your plants look to be thriving. Kale is great. I must tell Lisa to plant hers early as well. Have you ever had citrons ? They are an old heirloom like fruit. We are growing and storing it for our local museum. They then make marmalade with it and sell it to raise funds for our wee museum. Things are getting a little more organized here and hope to make a trip to see you before summer and those commitments begin. Keep well and enjoy this gorgeous weather.