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.
The heading picture changes with the seasons… and this week we passed the Spring Equinox and have now, officially, entered springtime.
I don’t know about where you are, but around here there are very few signs of Spring. There are a few snowdrops peering out of the snow and mud and last year’s leaves… and if you look closely in the gardens, you can see fresh, green shoots that will become the crocuses and daffodils. Someday. But, mostly, it seems that this year March came in like a lion… and fully intends to go out like a polar bear!
But it’s still deep in the shady abandoned orchard.
I think the dog will miss winter. Or at least the snow.
I’m not sure anyone else will! 🙂
You know what. It might be cold and crappy… but I am still going to post links to gardening post that I found enjoyable. The Pantry Paratus shares a great article with links to all kinds of stuff you might need to know to make your garden grow — from raised beds, to a do-it-yourself compost bin, to the most basic gardening 101. And Yearning & Learning shares a post on how to grow tomatoes using trellises. Really, you can grow them right over your head and then reach up and pick one. Neat! 🙂
I also found a great post on winter pruning from Several Gardens Farm which I could totally use. It seems I lack the ability to correctly prune a tree. I believe it comes from my let-it-grow-the-way-Mother-Nature intended sort of personality. Though I agree completely that this idea is not really good for trees at all. Of course, I also found a post about getting in tune with weeds which suits my personality just a bit better!
On to things that sound tasty: Peanut Butter Beans. 🙂
And Avocado Chocolate Cookies. I really want to make these, but someone keeps eating up all my avocados before I have the chance! And Lemon Berry Granola. We usually eat eggs for breakfast in the mornings… which is an excellent and healthful thing to do. But I just like cereal, so I’m going to try this! And Immune Boosting Jello. Believe it or not, I have never made jello–of the healthful variety. I make gummies for the kids sometimes, but never just a bowl full of jiggling jello. This seems wrong somehow.
And Mint Chip Irish Cream Ice Cream. Yes. It’s exactly what you think it is: ice cream you won’t have to share with the kids. 😉
I also have two recipes that I happen to know are good: Easy, Quick, and Frugal Beans & Rice, and Turkish Rice Pudding. I guess I must have been on something of a rice kick lately!
And, finally, two posts that I believe are truly important. The first is on how to get started with Natural Cleaners. Please stop using chemical-laden store-bought cleaners! They are bad for you, bad for the environment, expensive, and come in wasteful packaging!
The second is from Real Food Forager and discusses natural prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. You just need to read this one because most of what you think you know about Alzheimer’s is wrong… and, as it turns out, limiting you risk isn’t actually all that hard!
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Have a wonderful week!