Welcome to this week’s edition of My Week on Wednesday… where I take a few minutes to share some of the things I did, and learned throughout the week. And some of the blogs I visited and articles I read.
Even though it is now officially March… winter is still hanging on tight. This morning when we walked to school it was 18 degrees. And it felt warm. The dog frisked about; the kids tried to tell me they didn’t need to wear their hats. (I made them anyway, of course!)
Huge, puffy snowflakes fell for much of the day. It was quite beautiful.
But I think it’s safe to say we are all ready for spring! 🙂
So I’ve been thinking about my gardens. I don’t have a lot of space… and some of that has been taken over by the mint. (I actually love mint, so this doesn’t bother me too much!)
Still, saving space is important. I read this article by GardenUp Green about utilizing trellises and that sort of thing. I am planning to try some sort of trellis this year. Has anyone ever grown zucchini vertically? Did it work out?
I also read 5 Permiculture Tips from the Pros by Natural Living Mama and What is Polyculture?! by Little Mountain Haven, and I have to say, both of them appeal to me very much. I don’t care much for weeding, and they both seem like a very natural, earthy way of going about gardening.
And check out this post on How to Build a Green Bean Teepee. I love the idea of combining garden space with play space. And, who am I kidding? I really like the idea of not forgetting the kids’ play fort blankets out in the rain! 😉
Take a moment to check out Taylor-Made Ranch’s post about finding evidence of an old homestead. I find it very interesting to see what life might have been like… before. And there is so much information just lying around old farms!
I found a recipe for Lemon Raspberry Muffins (Gluten Free & Vegan) from Tessa the Domestic Diva which look amazing and Quick Fix Dark Chocolate Shots from Raia’s Recipes–that makes teeny-tiny hot chocolate shots. You gotta love that!!!
I also found a Hangover Cure from Stir, Sift, & Savor–hey, you never know!
And I found an article from The Homesteading Hippy on how to cut up a chicken. Since I switched to only buying pastured chicken from local farmers… I have been getting whole chickens. And roasting them… which is a completely wonderful way to eat chicken. But it still bothered me that I didn’t know how to Cut. Up. A. Chicken. I think I need to go out and get a chicken… and a recipe calling for boneless, skinless chicken breasts or something… just to give it a try!
My post this week was Irish Hot Chocolate–absolutely delicious, and just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!
Also my post To the uneducated and “A” is just three sticks… or How to Raise a Clever Reader was featured at Simply Natural Saturdays and by Stone Cottage Adventures for Tuesdays with a Twist.
My other most popular posts were Like Insulin for Diabetes… Or Not? and Why my Daughter Will NOT be Selling Girl Scout Cookies. Girl Scout Cookie season isn’t over yet — there is still plenty of time to tell the Girl Scouts that they need to make GMO-free cookies!
I am so glad you could join me for My Week on Wednesdays. Tell me, what did you do this week? I’d love to hear!
Have a wonderful week!
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