The peas are in the hoop bed, red and golden beets are in another bed, an entire bed of red onion sets have been planted, and a couple of different kinds of kale have just sprouted. By the time our last frost date rolls around, the peas, kale, and beets should be ready to harvest, and the beds will be home to peppers, tomatoes, tomatillos, and carrots. Amazingly, our Red Russian kale from last year started taking off the moment the snow melted. I picked off the browned outside leaves and it is starting to grow new ones! The garlic I planted last fall has kicked into gear as well, and I'm starting to feel the excitement of impending summer. I have a schedule of when to plant each set of seeds, based on the number of days it takes them to mature. Right now, in the house, I have celery and shallots started, but nothing else will go in until this weekend.
|The birthday girl and her birthday trout|
I managed to burn my hand last week by hitting the exposed top of my hand against one of the hot oven racks. I put the last of my homemade "owie salve" on it, so ended up making another batch. It is easy to make and really works well on minor cuts, scrapes, scratches, and burns. It also smells really good! I base my recipe on Mrs. Happy Homemaker's Homemade Natural Neosporin as well as on ingredients that my ex-husband's late grandmother used in her "Horton's" salve.
|Herbs infuse the oils making it a dark green|