Sunday, March 10, 2013

Depressing weather!

Yesterday I harvested these.

The chickens devoured the green tops! I'm making a casserole today, sausage over potatoes, carrots, and onions. We dug the carrots I planted last October. There were quite a few weeds thriving happily in the cold frame. I'm sad to report that the glass in the window broke. I would blame Sirius Black, who loves to sit on the window, but it was the inner layer of glass that broke. I'm wondering if there was such a temperature difference between the inside and outside of the glass that it cracked. The top layer of glass was still intact, so we just set the window back over the frame. I planted spinach and a lettuce mix to replace the carrots. Yesterday was in the 40's, overcast, and raining most of the day. Perfect spring weather for spinach.

This is what my backyard looks like today.

My log cabin bird feeder.

Even the cats are huddled together for warmth!

I just want some green grass and sunshine! Last March I had tomatoes in the ground! I did start all of my indoor seeds yesterday. Some things, like green beans, I start in the ground once it's warm enough. Others, like my tomatoes and broccoli I start inside and harden them off by slowly leaving the pots outside for longer amounts of time before finally transplanting them into the ground. Nothing says spring to me like the smell of potting soil!

If only Mother Nature would get the message!

1 comment:

  1. I love your little somewhat self-sustaining haven in the city!