Monday, February 25, 2008

And the Journey begins again.....






Hello again Dufferin Customers! Ahhh, seeding. It was a nice weekend, BUT more cold and snow in the forecast. Instead of firing up the middle greenhouse now, we use our insulated 'cooler' room in the barn and 'heat' it instead, saving huge on oil/wood costs for the furnaces! Germination can take place here and within a couple weeks we'll move all the seedlings out to the greenhouses for needed sun! At this time we have some tomatoes seeded and the majority of all our onions. We had some 'volunteers' this past weekend (my stepdaughter and a friend) who helped out! First they filled the open flats, then 'stamped' the flats to make neat little rows, and then I seed out the onions! We then rack everything and water it good. The last picture is the first of our tomato seedlings emerging! It's still hard to believe the time is here and a new season has begun!! We ate well this past weekend. Lots of homemade soups and for Saturday night we had a fish fry with Andrew's fresh fish from market! VERY, VERY GOOD!! I highly recommend ALL of Andrew's fish! I have been getting really angry lately about the crap that teenagers eat AND drink! Pop, even fruit juices just totally loaded with sugar, then the 'diet' crap with fake sweetners just full of nasty chemicals. I picked up a couple new water pitchers in town, bought a couple lemons, and I keep cold water with lemon slices in the fridge at all times. The girls really enjoyed this - however they really had no other choice! So 'Lemon' water is a good way to keep hydrated and healthy!! Greenfields have nice lemons at market, and just a couple last for a long time in the pitchers if you keep topping up the cold water! Lemons in green tea is just awesome too! Keep warm, think spring and eat well!