GARDENING THROUGH THE YEAR – MARCH in USDA Zone 5

The warring hosts of Winter and Spring Are hurtling o’er the plains. ~Christopher Pearse Cranch When March has April weather, April will have March weather. Spring is definitely trying to break through winter’s icy grip on us and the urge to garden is surely growing as the days lengthen! But, the frost has not left the … Continue reading GARDENING THROUGH THE YEAR – MARCH in USDA Zone 5

GARDENING THROUGH THE YEAR – FEBRUARY in USDA Zone 5

February: Thinking of Flowers Now wind torments the field, turning the white surface back on itself, back and back on itself, like an animal licking a wound. Nothing but white--the air, the light; only one brown milkweed pod bobbing in the gully, smallest brown boat on the immense tide. A single green sprouting thing would … Continue reading GARDENING THROUGH THE YEAR – FEBRUARY in USDA Zone 5

GARDENING THROUGH THE YEAR – JANUARY in USDA Zone 5

January – a time of new beginnings, new hopes, new dreams, new plans and goals, and a welcome break in the list of month’s ending in “brrrr”, and often accompanied by a too short-lived mid-winter thaw. January is often thought of by gardeners as the month to pour over all of those beautiful seed catalogs … Continue reading GARDENING THROUGH THE YEAR – JANUARY in USDA Zone 5

GARDENING THROUGH THE YEAR – DECEMBER in USDA Zone 5

December is filled with thoughts of holiday parties, making treats, giving and receiving gifts, but SURELY not of gardening! While the list of gardening activities for December is shorter than most other months, there are still some valuable things you can do this month to improve your garden next year as well as the health … Continue reading GARDENING THROUGH THE YEAR – DECEMBER in USDA Zone 5

GARDENING THROUGH THE YEAR – NOVEMBER in USDA Zone 5

It’s COLD outside! And with nights well below freezing, you might think it’s time to put all thoughts of gardening “to bed” for the winter. Actually, even here in the land of 10 month winters, there are gardening activities that can be of benefit every single month. “Oh, sure!” you say, “Some people can make … Continue reading GARDENING THROUGH THE YEAR – NOVEMBER in USDA Zone 5

The LAST thing I needed to find!!!!

Oh, My, GOODNESS!!!! Here it is Fast Sunday and I came across this tantalizing collection of poke cake recipes and pictures. How am I EVER going to make it to the end of the day? And to think I was about to whip up some whole wheat bread pudding... rethinking...rethinking...rethinking... https://cookingwithbrad.com/15-poke-cake-recipes-you-absolutely-need-in-your-life-right-this-minute  

OF EGGS AND EGG-SPENCES

#Store-bought factory eggs.We all know them.So lovely, all uniformly gleaming white, uniform size and shape in their carton. Crack them open and you see a very pretty, sort of lemony-yellow yolk.#Locally raised, farm fresh truly free-range eggs.Talk about VARIETY! These eggs come in all kinds of colors - ranging from white to pinkish to tan … Continue reading OF EGGS AND EGG-SPENCES