what a difference a couple of weeks make

Just a few weeks ago the landscape looked like this~ snow covered, cold wind ruled the land.  We actually had experienced a fairly wicked spring snow.  But then the warm winds came and turned the weather about-face.  And now look! Spring is here! And I was out in the garden and though the temps at …

April, right?

Can you believe it’s snowing? Again. These pictures are behind reality. The our pasture grass is already covered in snow. Our east/ west driveway is drifted. The high is only to be 33. Bleck. But the basement garden is tucked away, warm and waiting. Sometimes I just go down there to smell the dirt and rub …

I saw a robin~ JUST NOW!

I’ve been seeing all sorts of birds lately, thank goodness. I’m so very glad. They are harbingers of spring. But the one that I’ve been anxiously watching for has finally appeared. I saw a robin! Annnnd look what I see~ the reappearance of our driveway! That is grass we are seeing!   And also the trek …

More snow.  Everyone is complaining. I know it’s just the last hissy- fit (do people still say “hissy- fit”?) of winter. We ALL know this won’t last. But still….. This did change, briefly, to sunshine. And it was glorious. I tippy- toed out to take some dry pictures while I had the chance. The animals …

Rustic Mushroom Bread Pudding

This dish has all of my favorite foods; butter, bread, cream, cheese, wine…. heaven. So without further ado~ Rustic Mushroom Bread Pudding! (It’s a good thing I’m not a food blogger. I got into the groove of making this great dish and forgot to photo almost the entire process!) AAAAND I copied the whole recipe …

It’s snowing. And was -17 on the front porch this morning. Bleck. Instead of showing the same old tired images of the snow covered farm, I thought I’d show some of the other things that are going on in our home. But first, cow pictures.  Our lovely cows. A few forsythia branches in bloom~ I …

The Snow cometh

We had another huge storm. Another 18 inches of snow was dumped on our town over the last 48 hours. 18 inches! On top of the 2 feet-ish we already have. And the wind blew.  And blew. And blew. And drifted. And trapped us in the house for a day.  But the storm blew itself …

This just in

….so I trotted down to the basement garden this morning trying NOT to spill my coffee as I went (I really have to concentrate on navigating stairs since my last fall. My knee is pretty much healed. I just have such a propensity to stumble. I totter on flat ground with no obstacles.  So it’s …

Right now on the farm…..

We had been experiencing a nice warm-ish trend~ highs in the mid 30’s (I KNOW! MID 30’S IN JANUARY!). Lows in the upper 20’s and not much new snow. We all were lulled into thinking we might have an early spring. Shoulda known better.  The wind is howling out of the north east and there …

The great bulb experiment

Guess what I got in the mail?! Seeds!!!! A WHOLE BUNCH OF THEM! It’s like summer in a box! I am so happy! I seem to be suffering from “monochromitis~ the bone weariness that comes from only seeing white for long periods of time” earlier than previous years. So this box is a welcome distraction. …