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Apr 8, 2019

Seeds Planted! Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble, Pasta Salad With Salami, Being Sick Sucks, But....



Seeds Planted!
It has really been raining, a very soggy yard we have! After being sick twice in a month we finally got everything together to plant! Bought potting soil, more trays and more seeds. Dave and I worked together in the garage and got everything planted and labelled. I had the idea to set up a work station with the saw horses and plywood. It was raining outside, again, so it worked great! The white bucket had potting soil and a scoop.




Here's the haul:

Herbs- Italian Parsley, Cilantro, Dill, Basil

Veggies- Melrose Italian Peppers, Red Marconi Italian Peppers, Lemon Cukes, Rainbow Swiss Chard, Creole Collard Greens, Yellow Crookneck squash, Picklebush cukes, Zucchini.

Flowers- Nasturtiums, Calendulas, Cornflowers and giant Marigolds.

Ornamental pumpkins- Howden Jack O'Lanterns, orange Jack B Little, White Baby Boo.

The rest will be planted out side- 2 kinds of poppies, corn, carrots, radishes and beans.

Trays went into the bedroom rack and we will rotate trays with the grow light-

Shelves pretty full

After seeing some old photos on my blog, I decided to move some perennials out of the backyard garden and use for more veggies. I'll move them to another area in the back or front yard. Better use of space. Starting seeds will save a lot of money. Since we couldn't use the greenhouse frame outside, with the crazy weather, inside was a better choice. With the grow light we'll rotate the trays, and move things outside when it warms up. We'll be about 6-8 weeks ahead of time, and save lots of $$$. It's a win win!





Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble-

Seeing our rhubarb growing, but not ready, reminded me I had some in the freezer from last year! I thawed some, along with organic strawberries, and made some dessert. I used this recipe-Epicurious.com  minus the vanilla and nuts. Came out great with a little whipping cream.



Photo from Allrecipes
Pasta Salad With Salami-
I wanted something easy for the weekend, and this was it! Allrecipes.com I added about 1/2 cup diced celery, and only used 1 packet of dressing mix, too salty otherwise. Keeps great!



Being Sick Sucks, But....
Last week I woke up at 1 a.m. on a work night with horrible cramps and diarrhea. The worst. I was up and down all night thinking it would stop, but no. At 5 a.m. I asked Dave to get me something from our hall closet. We keep our OTC meds there. I took something, then called in sick. Had to take a few more doses. I got up at 1.p.m., and made myself drink water, and eat some watery oatmeal. Late some soft fruit. I slept better that night, then got up to go to work. Then the weakness hit me, called in sick again. I went to work the next day, still a bit out of it. Friday felt quite a bit better. Luckily I had- PTO to cover the time loss More importantly, we had remedies on hand! I ALWAYS have Homeopathic cold, cough and flu remedies on hand. I also keep more "modern" drugs as well. It really pays to keep things on hand, so they're there when you need them! Be prepared!

9 comments:

Leigh said...

That sounds like the worst kind of sickness! Good for you for being prepared. I'm glad you're better. There's so much to do this time of year. Good start on your seeds.

Nancy @ Little Homestead In Boise said...

Thanks!

Mama Pea said...

Hi, Nancy - I'd like to send you a little note, but can't find an e-mail address listed on your blog. If you feel comfortable doing so, would you send me an e-mail address where I can reach you? Thanks.

Nancy @ Little Homestead In Boise said...

Will do, thanks

Nancy @ Little Homestead In Boise said...

There's a contact need tab on the left, that will work

Susan said...

Glad you're feeling better. Stomach cramps are the worst! I love my little greenhouse, too - it cheers me up when I see the sprouts coming. Especially since our weather has been so lousy.

Nancy @ Little Homestead In Boise said...

Yes, we just keeping getting rain, rain, rain......

Mama Pea said...

Wow, you two really went into production to get lots (and lots!) of seeds started. Your seed rack needs an addition to it!

Seeing the picture of the Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble, I first thought it was a bowl of chili with sour cream on top! I was just noticing yesterday I have one more portion of rhubarb pie filling in the freezer. Our rhubarb in the garden is now (once again) under a heavy blanket of snow. But I hadn't taken the winter mulch off of it yet so it should be fine.

That quick onset of your stomach cramps, etc. would have scared me a bit. Yes, a very good thing to have an assortment of remedies on hand for situations like that. It must have been a flu bug that hit your intestines? Not food poisoning, you don't think?

LOVE your new font. Very crisp and clear!!

Nancy @ Little Homestead In Boise said...

Yes we may have gotten a little carried away with the seeds but we also have two of our girls that we will probably give some extra starts to for their Gardens. Rhubarb all this makes me think of spring! And the stomach bug you hit me at first I thought was food poisoning, but I'm not really sure hard to tell. I didn't have the achy joints and chills Etc that I get with a flu stomach bug. My husband and I had eaten all the same things for a few days so who knows? I think there's also contaminated Foods in grocery stores, and I probably should have gone to urgent care right away next morning. Dave said he asked me if I wanted to go and I said no. I told him I was sick and next time just get me into some clothes and take me! I'm sure I wasn't thinking straight. Glad you like the new font!