Thursday, April 24, 2008

Hello World

Guess once again it's been longer than I intended it to be once again. Wish I could tell you it was because of some exciting thing but *sigh* I'm afraid it was not.

I had 50 strawberry plants last year that we planted. They all have had babies now and lord knows how many are out there now?! Hubby says at least 100 plants that are covered in little white flowers every where!! I am going to get strawberries this year! YIPPEE! I need to get some netting over them to keep the birds out of them. The deer will also want some and I might just have to camp out with the shotgun for them. ;) I need to find a good recipe for strawberry preserves. My hubby will think I am a goddess if I can do that! LOL

I also have about 30 2" high tomato plants. I bought heirloom seeds this year becuse I want to be able to harvest my own seeds and keep them year to year. All of these hybrid seeds being sold could one day cause a famine, I'd like to help keep things as they should be and do it now before the industrial farms find a way to keep heirloom seeds from being sold. Next year I will do green peppers and each year after that another vegetable. It's fairly simple to harvest your own seeds though it will be hard to want to not eat the best looking veggies!

So not much going on here except spring things. The weather has been beautiful! In the 65º-75ºf range everyday. :) Everything is budding now and green as green can be. It's really beautiful here in the spring with all of the rolling hills. My German friends always said "just like Germany except no castles". LOL AHHH spring!


Ms. Baker said...

Oh my God Christina, your post made me drift away daydreaming about the U-picks I used to go to in MA and FL.... Oh the quarts and quarts of strawberries I would pick, the eggplants, the tomatoes... It was bliss just kneeling down and picking my veg and berries off the plants. SIGH I miss it.

And your idea of harvesting your own seeds is perfect - did you know that somewhere underground in the frozen tundra in Norway, there is a huge seed vault with seeds from all over the world, being protected for humankind? Thats what you seem to have going, your own seed vault project and good for you, I would help you if I could :)

And freeze some of those berries for smoothies, you will be glad you did in August ;)

I am so glad the weather is great there. Hope you enjoy it. We have pure, bright, orange juice colored weather right now: i.e. DUST DUST DUST

christina/ohio said...

Yes I'd reat that MsB about the seed vault. I bought a book a few years back on root cellaring and harvesting seeds so that sort of perked my interest. Now I just need to fashion a root cellar for sweet potatoes.

We planted everbearing strawberries so we might just end up with more berries come August? Guess we will see? I do want to freeze some I'm sure we will have to many to eat on our own.

I eny your weather in Nov, Dec, Jan, and Feb but your summers sound unbearable. We have very clean air in this area the worst you get is fog on damp mornings.