Showing posts from March, 2012

The end is near...

So march is almost over and I would say it's been one for our record books around here. Beautiful temperatures have allowed us a head start on growing AND the added bonus of saving on supplement heating costs of the big glass beasts!! There were many nights this month the furnace didn't even run out there and it was awesome!!! Now the shift in weather has us snuggling up again, covering tender seedlings, checking the furnace before we go to bed and during the wee hours of the morning. Back to normal again. I wonder what April has in store? Hoping for the best but can always deal with the worst. Happy Spring, here's some cheerful pics. And YES, that Spinach is from OUR fields! Available each Thursday at Dufferin Grove. Ben and I are eating a ton of spinach!! The carrots are also a spring treat! I've been juicing them along with our cabbages.

Ah, the sweathouses - not greenhouses!

What a riot of a March! Total paradise outside and hot as hades in the greenhouses! So we've got mass germination and mad watering going on! A bit worried that with all this glory weather something wicked this way comes....two roads over a couple weeks ago a farmer we knew got struck by lightning and his barn caught fire. The weather is behaving unusual. Of course everyone is happy to see this warmth and summer temps, but perhaps we may pay for this....Too good to be true. Hmmm.... For now, I will post pics and relish this absolutely amazing weather! Happy growing and living folks!

Wash the "man" right out of your hair!!

So a while back at the Brickworks Farmers Market, one of my fav Evergreen volunteers, Marcella told me something interesting. She had been using apple cider vinegar on her hair for a long while. Waaa? Her hair looked shiny, clean, soft. She told me that after a while she didn't have to wash her hair as often! I was very skeptical. After all, I've been messing with my hair and using 'products' since the dawn of time it seems. It all started in the 80's....enough said ;) My mom always colored her hair too. From 80's perms that were dyed blonde to a bright red bob for my wedding, my mom's hair was the only thing processed about her, the rest was legit. From her homemade food, herbal remedies, canning, preserving, modest wardrobe, she was the ultimate farm woman, down to earth hippy lady. All except the hair. My mom didn't even wear make up! No perfume- she would get a headache. Just the hair. And we all know how our mom's influence us. By the time