Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Spring Garden

I'm on spring break and it's cold.  It's been in the 30s the past few days.  Feels more like winter break.  

Over the weekend I started to clean out the garden and amend the soil.  I even got a bunch of spring seeds planted like peas, lettuce, radishes and kale.  It felt good to get out and get the garden going.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


This weekend it was warm enough that the bees were out and about!  We are keeping our fingers crossed that they can make it another month.  I am so ready for spring!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Dead Bees

All of these dead bees appeared on top of the melting snow in the past day.

We figured our bees wouldn't make it through this crazy winter.  But all these dead bees are actually a good sign.  On a warmer day like today the bees will start to clean out the hive including removing the dead.  If the hive hadn't survived there would be no bees outside we would find them all in the hive.  This means there are at least a few kicking around inside and they might make it through the winter.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Organizing and Routines

I have finally gotten back to being in a routine at work after a super long winter break that ended up being 18 days.  We got 2 extra days due to the polar vortex and during those days I decided to attempt a project that I've been putting off, organizing the attic.  

We've been throwing things in there for the past 5 years and it was time to condense, purge and get it in order.  Everything came out and I went through every box.  We got rid of very little but I condensed and properly organized it all.  





Friday, January 3, 2014


It's been a long time since my last post.  Life has been busy and blogging took a back seat.  Mostly I had nothing to say and was uninspired.  I'm feeling like trying to get back into it so here we go...

It's been beautiful today with the snow falling down.  A perfect way to start 2014 and wrap up my winter break.

I'm not big on resolutions.  And I'm definitely not resolving to blog more often.  But today I came up with my 2014 resolution.  

I've been doing my yearly recipe book organizing when you toss all those recipes you saved to try and you finally realize your never going to make them.  

have a big binder with pocketed dividers.  Recipes I want to try go in the pocket of the correct category and recipes I've tried and like make it into a page protector behind the divider.  

Even with tossing dozens of recipes I still have enough to make a different one each night for months.  So I'm going to try to make at least 2 new recipes a week.  We will see how it goes.  Happy New Year!