Some other news in our household...
We've also been spring cleaning for the past few months. I have miraculously gotten almost the entire house done with the exception of the living room, entryway, and master bathroom. It feels good to give the house a good, deep-cleaning!
And I'm really looking forward to getting the outdoors work started - the planting, the weeding, the gardening, etc. I went out a few weekends ago and cleaned out my herb garden. I can't wait until my plants start growing again; it's so nice to have fresh herbs all summer long!
I just snapped these pictures of my herb bed this morning. As you can see, the chives are well up and the lavender and French tarragon stay there all winter. I also have two different parsley's planted in there as well as thyme and also dill which, although an annual, is supposedly a good re-seeder so I'm hoping it comes up again.
I also plant a couple of sweet basil plants and a lemon verbena which smells SOOOO good. That little flower pot, has mint in it. Mint spreads prolifically and will totally take over your beds if you don't contain it somehow.
I'm also doing some research on some other homesteading topics, including raising chickens, more in-depth long-term food storage options, and emergency preparedness. I have such a desire for us to establish our own little homestead here. We certainly have enough land to do such a thing, it's just a matter of money and time and getting it started.
I've read that it's best to pick one thing and work on that, and then move on to another thing. Take things slow and one at a time, so as not to overwhelm oneself. I found this great blog, Homestead Revival, which has been really inspiring to me!
Well, I must go get our school day started!
Have a blessed day!