Redbud Pink Lemonade

Redbud Pink Lemonade

It’s that time of year around here where the sweet pink mist of redbud flowers is visible around the edge of the woods when you look out the window, and it won’t be too much longer until they’re gone! So while they’re still here, why not use the magic of lemon juice and redbud tea…

Forsythia Jelly

Forsythia Jelly

Forsythia doesn’t bloom for long, but while it’s here, might as well make jelly out of it! Ingredients 1 cup forsythia flowers 1 1/4 cups water 1 3/4 cups sugar 1 oz Suregel low sugar pectin (pink box) Recipe Pick your forsythia flowers, making sure as you go that you haven’t left the little green…

April 2021 – Plans

April 2021 – Plans

April should be a busy month! Now that everything’s gone back to green and growing, and the weather’s warming up, there’s a lot more things to do outside! Gardening Direct-Sowing & Transplanting This is a late-April-possibly-not-until-early-May-depending-on-the-weather thing, but once the weather’s warmed up for good and there’s no more risk of frost, it’ll be time…

Overview: March 2021

Overview: March 2021

March has spent most its time jumping between woodstove weather and lovely spring days. Not too much longer until the weather here goes so hot we’ll be running to hide from the sun, instead of basking in it! outdoors The first flush of spring flowers has hit, and the earliest of them are already starting…

March 2021 – Plans

March 2021 – Plans

It’s March!! Finally, finally, there can be some gardening things happening! Garden Setting up the row cover It’s time to set up the row cover! This should be happening pretty soon- mostly just waiting on the ground to dry up a bit, since we’ve gotten so much wet weather. The row covers provide a slightly…

Overview: February 2021

Overview: February 2021

I had good intentions, but alas, I continue to be terrible at sticking with plans. The bulb patch finally got (mostly) cleared out, just in time for the first daffodils! Tulips are starting to push their way out the ground, so it shouldn’t be too much longer till they’re blooming too! I did get the…