I just can't believe January has come and gone already. We started January with snow and ended it the same way, but today the sun came out and melted most of it off. I stole a peek at my winter-sown containers today even though I really didn't expect to see anything and I didn't. I have delphiniums I will be winter-sowing tomorrow. Last week, on Tuesday, I started mesclun in a recycled salad container and Thursday I had sprouts already. The sprouts are about an inch tall already. I can't wait for fresh, homegrown salad greens. I also cut some red twig dogwood cuttings a couple of weeks ago and stuck them in a jar of water in my kitchen. They have little tiny roots!
My hubby has the basic structure of our chicken coop started. I am having fun trying to decide how I want to 'decorate' the chickens' new home. When I ask him about color schemes and the endless possibilities for decorating it he just rolls his eyes, shakes his head, and walks away. How rude!
Here is the coop:
I am hoping to have fresh greens in a couple more weeks:
The weather cooperated last week and allowed me finally clean-up my irises. How embarassing the mess was! You can see a little bit of green poking through.
Much better now!
I better go now, my husband is slamming cupboard doors in the kitchen, his way of reminding me it is dinnertime. Let the countdown to spring begin!
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