They Say Good Things Come…

…to those who wait. And wait. And wait some more. Well, hurry up already! I’m tired of waiting!! πŸ˜„

This is the most difficult time of the year for me. Not just because the lovely little purple flowers that spring up and bloom everywhere really do a number on my immune system (I think they are called henbit?) but also because it’s that transition time between winter and summer (I think it’s called spring?) when the weather turns from “Oh, look, more snow!” to “Oh, hey, it’s snowing again! Wait, now it’s raining! Now it’s windy! Now it’s super hot!” back to “Oh, hey, it’s snowing again!”.

The pups love it. Me? Not so much. I am at my worst this time of year so I have to take it easy in order to avoid overloading my donkey, so to speak.

Today while it’s raining steady out there I decided to dehydrate some strawberries and bananas…

It makes the house smell amazing! The leftover strawberries will go to the chickens and I’ll use the banana peels to make some banana water for my plants. Like the nasturtiums that got replanted yesterday…

I was going to put them into the greenhouse but decided to wait a bit longer because it’s still just a tad too cold out yet for them. We still don’t have our heater set up in there because we haven’t gotten someone out to run the electrical (although we did have the plumber out to fix a faucet so at least that got done!).

I really don’t mind using the dining room for my seedlings, I love all my plants and it makes me feel good to see little things like the wisteria blooming…

and the elderberry bushes I ordered as bare roots starting to come alive…

I just have to make sure the pups don’t get into things which isn’t hard to do because all but a couple of them are made to stay outside on rainy days like today in order to keep the mud levels down in here.

I definitely don’t need extra work right now!

In exchange for being so mean and not letting them track mud through the house my son and I cleaned out the fridge and pantry and put together a delicious ‘hobo stew’ for them with duck eggs, crackers, tortillas, bread, bone broth, a few carrots and a couple of hot dogs.

Yummmm!

Needless to say, it was a huge hit and now they are all fat and napping happily which means I can, too! πŸ˜‰

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