There is every indication that winter is behind us.
We pruned the apple trees in January. Today, we pruned a maple tree, the plum tree and the roses. While I spent those few blissful moments in the garden, I noticed the temperature in the greenhouse was 34 degrees. I plan on starting my vegetable seeds next week but I will keep them in the window here at the house until I am confident of a reasonable temperature in the greenhouse for 24 hours. It still goes down to zero at night with a high during the day of six. All of my seeds arrived in the mail last week from Ontario and I am eager to get going… I will be so happy for fresh vegetables at my door.
The fish seemed to sense that we were in the garden and came up for some food. Although less ice than this picture taken last week, we still had to chip out a hole to give them some food. We haven’t fed them for months. They all seemed just fine though.
It has been a very cold winter and we have used more firewood than normal. We have been out hunting windfall this past week. Our neighbours and a December wind storm provided a few trees and we have a nice pile of bucked wood ready to be split. We fell behind on our wood supply while preoccupied with the reno, so we have some catching up to do. The rounds we gathered were huge and I was lifting weights unimagined before my shoulder replacement surgery.
My friend just came back from Bali and brought me 4 gorgeous jelly rolls of batik material for a quilt I want to make for our bedroom. A roll of Bali batik in the Nanaimo quilt store is 65.00. They are 13.00 in Bali. Anyone else going to Bali? I could always use more..
Normally, I surround myself in blacks and greys. My clothing, my house, my quilts, my boat. But, I have jumped out of my comfort zone and picked bright reds and oranges for this quilt… After hours and hours on Pinterest looking for the perfect quilt pattern.. I have found one which will work well with the batik material. I can hardly wait to start! I need to get at it so I can finish before the garden demands all of my time…
My lack of postings lately is directly related to my limited consumption of wine. I find wine definitely enables my verbiage and since October I have strived to only drink when entertaining or out with friends. These spirited opportunities, while appreciated by my thirst for a dry red don’t lend themselves to my sitting at a laptop updating my blog.. So, to answer inquiring minds, everything is fine. Thank you for caring, but I just need to learn to
write while unimpaired.