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Leeks are still green and growing. We’re still picking carrots from underneath the mulch in a separate bed. Nothing quite like a fresh carrot on a cold frosty day. Advertisements
We could still be eating fresh chard these days if I’d remember to go out and pick it. Even after light frost it persists. And so do the weeds. Dreaming of gardens and spring. . .
New fennel shoots are poking up wondering if winter is over yet. Not yet. . .
January – cold, dark mornings, misty afternoons, rain, rain and more rain. But there you are blooming, noticed only by those with heads hung down like mine. Blue beauty, a lovely gift to my drippy day. Bless you primrose. ©Sharron … Continue reading
Witch Hazel Hamamelis virginiana Flowers: Blooms January, wonderful scented yellow flowers which bloom before leaves. Use: Leaves – Astringent for bruises, dermatitis, hemorrhoids, varicose veins – topically. Lotion is distilled from twigs. Forked twigs as divining rods for water witching. … Continue reading
There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment. ~Norman Vincent Peale
Spiders this year are abundant, weaving their designs in front of the door, across the path, over the windows while we sleep, using what they have at hand to keep life afloat. Our yard is carpeted with tight, pitchy fir … Continue reading
Did you know that grape leaves keep pickles crisp in the place of using alum? We use one good-sized leaf per jar and it works like a charm.
For medicinal purposes the whole plant is used. Flowers and leaves are gathered in the beginning of the blossom time. A decoction of the flowers are used as tea against dizziness, sleeplessness, headaches, and neurasthenia paralysis, physical stress, to strengthen … Continue reading
Deer seem to like our clearing when it’s raining. I guess they feel safe here.
Years ago my friend Bonnie pulled up a sucker from a tree in her yard and gave it to me because I was admiring its beautiful colours. We planted it by our pond. Bonnie is gone now but her tree … Continue reading
Grinning at us as we notice, oops missed one. All the rest are tucked into dry spots for the winter but this one thinks it’s special. It is special, an amazing colour that has bloomed faithfully since Mother’s Day when … Continue reading