this is a pic of the full moon last night....so pretty eh?
here's a good supper when it's cold outside and the wind is howling - some fried eggs, some avocado, our fried homegrown potatoes and some beans - can't beat that to fill your belly when you're hungry and it's cold - teehee.
(seriously tho - i loooove having breakfast for supper. but then, as most of you know, i have always been a rebel - bahahahahaha!)
here is a pic of the sunrise this morning - so pretty....but dangnabbit cold as heck!
it was probably about -9C....pretty dang cold! but it warmed up this afternoon and i got another pretty shot:
it was about -7C or maybe -6C this afternoon. a little too cold for any serious yard work but jambaloney went out and fed the birds and did some odd jobs. it was a perfect afternoon for this, tho -
that's a bunch of more seeds that we gathered during harvest season and then let dry in our pantry/hidey-hole. i don't think that there is anything that we love doing more than saving seeds...well, except naked gardening, hot-tubbing, swimming in the river, swimming in the ocean, fishing, reading books, napping, spending time with our friends and family here, emails with our bestest internet buddies, petting and kissing cats...you get the drift. we really like saving seeds.
we have a very technical seed-saving set-up. it's because jambaloney is an IT specialist and because i have OCD!!! i should have taken a picture of our set-up for all of you to follow - i promise i will next time.
copy and print this next section if you are serious about saving seeds:
1. gather your dried seeds with stalks at harvest time, put them on a screen on your plastic-wrapped porch and then forget what each screen holds.
2. once the seeds are dried, try and figure out what they might be, dump the seeds and stalks in a paper bag and then scribble something on the front of the paper bag that you won't be able to decipher 2 months later.
3. 2 months later sit with your husband on a beautiful winter day and gather some of the bags. don't do all of your seeds at one time or else what will you do on the next beautiful winter day? you're welcome.
4. try to figure out what each bag of seeds are, using all of your skills trying to decipher what is written on the bag. i am a trained linguist....just not trained in egyptian hieroglyphics.
5. once you have both agreed that those look like daikon seeds and those look like oregano seeds, get each of you a dinner plate and separate the seeds from the stalks and or/casings.
6. make little bags like those pictured above, tuck them away into your pantry/hidey-hole and salivate every time you walk by knowing that you have a ton of seeds for next year!
we need to purchase very few seeds for this upcoming year and those are luxury-type items. we have saved almost all of the seeds that we will actually rely upon/depend upon for food already! saving seeds is a great way to save money...and it's fun!
after all of this hard seed-saving work, we are getting ready to make a salad for dinner and jumping on the couch to watch some movies.
i hope that all of you are warm and well (and saving seeds!).