Harvested the last bit of lavender in December! That may be unheard of in Canadian weather but is it really that surprising considering that it's a super herb?! I like to keep lavender going for as long as it allows me. This way seeds can fall off naturally for next year and there will still be plenty to save.
Once the purple flowers become a dull grey, the individual petal heads carrying 2-4 tiny black seeds will open up top. At this point you can 1) pull the petals off stem with seeds inside, 2) pull apart each petal and collect seeds or 3) hang the flower with the stem still attached, upside down in a brown paper bag. Gravity is your best friend here 😉. Once the seeds are collected compost the stems and flower heads and store your seeds in an air tight package and keep in a cool spot.
You'll have plenty of lavender for next sowing season and your fingers will be fragranced with lavender all day. Just try not to smell them too much.
Snow day round two. We got a bunch of rain yesterday afternoon but it's back to snow today. Found some snowy blooms around the garden and yesterday's snow has melted enough to find a few plants. Gram and Marianna are stir crazy. She's searching for pine straw sticking out of the snow and he is trying to convince me he needs to start agility. He's mastered jumping all of our low gates. 🤦
Ormai gli alberi si sono spogliati dalle foglie ma in un cielo così azzurro anche i rami hanno il loro fascino. Il vento sfiora la loro corteccia e i rami, ondeggiando, si intrecciano con i rami di altre piante creando unione e amicizia. Alcuni si rompono e cadono per terra ma con la primavera tutto rinasce e la loro bellezza sarà ancora presente davanti ai nostri occhi!
I love waking up to snow. It’s so quiet. I brewed coffee, sliced and wrapped the bacon I finished curing last night, and set aside a few slices to go with our eggs and a loaf of freshly baked bread. (Thank you @jonathanammons for the no-knead recipe.)
Anyone else out there brunching today and thinking about the Baker Creek Seed Catalog that they got in the mail, recently? I don’t know about you but we love to frequent local restaurants and the West Side Tavern here in Longmont is a gem with some of the best brunch anywhere. (The Eggs Florentine and Bloody Mary...I have no words) No better place to hang out while making lists of all the Heirloom Baker Creek seeds that we will be growing this year! The biggest question is what kinds of tomatoes? We are expanding our urban farm and will be growing 70 plants. (Have you seen Barry’s crazy tomato? Google that amazing freak of nature.) #notsponsored
Making a list and checking it twice. My holiday staycation will include lots of cheese making, sausage making, baking, and tamale making! Looking forward to spending an afternoon developing new coffee creamer flavors, too.
Ecco i bulbi che ho comperato ieri alla fiera degli Obei-Obei! Enormi! Non vedo l'ora di vederlo già fiorito. Domani compero la terra è li metto nei vasi! Quando trovo queste novità mi crogiolo dalla gioia!😉
Tadi @atikasalma.i mengantar telor ke tetangga 3 rumah ke selatan. Katanya sejak makan telur ayam kampung mereka berhenti makan telur ayam merah petelur. Rasanya beda, tidak anyir tidak enek. Telor dari ****mart akhirnya buat binatang peliharaanya.
Mungkin yang sebenarnya membedakan bukan 'breed' ayamnya tapi apa yang dimakan ayamnya.
Kalau satu kandang kecil ini bisa mensuport lebih dari 5 rumah, hidup kita lebih dari cukup. Cukup jumlahnya, cukup sehatnya, cukup bersyukur.