after a day and a half of maritime rain and fog - check it out:
the majority of snow is gone - woohoo! we can see Strachan's Brook out front and we can see the river out back!
look at how much snow the rain and fog got rid of - woohoo! and our first coltsfoot - yay baby!
can you believe that all 8 of my big beef tomatoes came up? and 2 styrafoam cups have 2 tomatoes!!! that means i have 10 big beefs - can i get another woohoo?!!!?!?
if you notice, i mark all of my "first ups" with pink marker...this year i am being dead serious about saving our own seeds.
as each new thing comes up first, i am marking them in pink. i am marking the first ones to set flowers in black and the first to set fruit with green. i will use sticks marked appropriately as the plants aren't going to set flowers or fruit for a few months - but i am the catologing queen this year.
my natural pond is melting and my baby pussy willows are coming back. i love my pond. this is where the spring peepers set their eggs. i love the sound of "meep-meep-meep" in the spring!
and nothing beats a good roast beef dinner.
i brown onions in butter until caramelized. then brown my roast on all sides. the onions go into the crockpot first and then the beef. ALWAYS add a chopped anchovie, fresh crushed garlic, homemade bone broth, sea salt and pepper and the usual suspects: turmeric, cumin and cayenne. cook that baby for a minimum of 4 hours. while it is cooking, make your mashed potatoes with a ton of butter, mashed carrot and turnip with a ton of butter and pure nova scotian maple syrup, and lastly, steam your brussel sprouts for 6 mins and then fry them in butter for 4 mins. the au juice from the roast rounds out the meal. sometimes i do a gravy...sometimes just the au juice.
deelish i say.
i think it might possiblly be spring. oh glory be.