Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Things are popping up all over

The grass is greening up (EARLY), the geese are flying over and the neighbour has spotted a Blue Bird. Spring is here. 

And popping up inside 


and outside,


I could dwell on the "oh my god it's dry!" which I can't do anything about right now. I prefer to take the "my glass is half full" position and enjoy the "OMG I can't believe how far ahead we are this year" mood. :-)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

And we're off

I started our tomatoes today. In typical fashion, as much as I said earlier this winter that I wasn't going to plant as many tomatoes, and only a couple really hardy varieties, once I had the dirt, seeds, flats, etc.,  out I couldn't control myself.  There's something about looking at a seed flat and feeling the need to fill it. So...once again this year there will be six varieties and a whole pile of plants. What I don't use myself will go to the neighbours who never seem to be opposed to free tomato plants. 

Some people see dirt - I see toasted tomato sandwiches!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

This year dinner will be waiting for them.

The weather has been absolutely gorgeous here for the past couple of weeks.  The grass is popping through the snow all over the place and it's been warm enough to walk the dogs in the afternoon without a coat.
The next door neighbour SWORE she saw a goose the other day. I think she may just have been gassy and needed a distraction as in, "Hey, what's that up in the sky?".

A few of us in the valley are a LITTLE competitive about the feeding of hummingbirdsand Actually, if you know Me, Karen or Eve you'd know that we're pretty competitive about everything. .  This year I have secret weapon...which won't be much of secret now that I'm blogging about it. 

This site.


I'll actually be able to watch the hummingbirds migrate, which means that my feeders will be up just before they get here, thus guaranteeing me an abundance of hummingbirds...and the "most popular hummingbird yard" in the neighbourhood again.  ;-)

Monday, March 1, 2010

You are what you eat...

as well as whatever you ate - just ate - a case for grass fed. 

I've been reading more and more about the benefits of grass fed animals, milk, and eggs. I began looking at grass fed vs grain fed meat when we started talking about raising a few lambs for butcher. It sure has led me down an interesting path. While we are definitely used to eating grain fed meat in North America, grass fed is simply a healthier choice. 

The differences between grass fed and grain feed meat are huge. Rather than do a bad job of explaining the differences, here's a link to eatwild.com

Needless to say, all of our lamb will be grass fed, and while we've been eating "happy" animals (locally raised animals who live a stress free life), I'm now going to be looking for "happy grass fed" animals to put in our freezer. 

  Grass. It's what's for dinner.