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Mini Homestead Happenings for 1/8/2009

Posted by Shannon L. Buck on January 8, 2009

We had another storm last night, wet and yucky. It started yesterday afternoon, but I was wakened by it and the plow trucks a few times last night. The snow accumulation wasn’t too much, but I now have to go shovel the heavy stuff.

More and more seed catalogs are coming in, so I am planning the spring garden. I want to learn about succession planning, and have heard that I can start the actual planting early if I save empty milk jugs, cut the bottoms off and use them as little greenhouses. I may attempt this.

Hope you are all doing well.



4 Responses to “Mini Homestead Happenings for 1/8/2009”

  1. I got hardly any seed catalogs and I’m still waiting for the heirloom ones…I really hope they come soon. I usually have things growing very early before planting…so that I’m putting plants instead of seeds into the ground…I just need more space because my kitchen counters are tiny.

  2. I can’t start things inside because my cats eat everything. I will someday have some units that have the clear lids for starting seeds, or maybe a small greenhouse…

  3. Cynthia said

    Shannon, I love your blog. Thanks for sharing with us. You are certainly an encourager. . . . . . We’re starting raised beds this year. Planning ahead for a fall garden. I’ve been saving milk cartons recently, and now I know why! The mini-greenhouse idea is super. . . . . Your freezer adventure has inspired me to organize my side-by-side. Some days the simplest things appear overwhelming, but it helps my spirit to accomplish little tasks one at a time. I get so tired of “losing” things in the frig, that it occurred to me to just stick a sheet of paper on the door. When I get something out of the freezer to defrost or put left-overs in the frig that will spoil in a few days, I write myself a note with the date on the door so I remember to use up those things before they get “lost” and spoil. . . . . . Enjoy those seed catalogs!

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