Friday, March 6, 2015

Planning and FNWF

Although we have close to two feet of snow still covering our ground I decided I better get serious about getting some garden seed ordered.  Last year our green bean crop was a fail.  We had too much rain and planted three times and never got a bean.  I also did not order our favorite seed on time and just picked up some from one of the local greenhouses so that might have been part of the problem also.
Photo of Crockett Bush Green Beans grown using Untreated Seeds, Bush Green Beans
This is our favorite, Crockett Untreated from Harris Seed.  I must get it on order soon,  They are longer thin beans and the harvest lasts longer, re-blooming and putting out beans longer than any others we have tried.  And they are great canned.

I am also going to be on the lookout for something new for us this year.

This sounds like a great perennial to grow, it is also known as mountain celery.  I read about it in the 2015 February/March MaryJanesFarm magazine.  There is also a Creamy Lovage Soup recipe in the article that I cannot wait to try.  

While I am waiting for spring and the snow to melt I have been keeping busy. I have finished the 3rd and 4th block of the Moogly 2015 CAL.

This one is being blocked.
I also finished the center square for the Aurifil 2014 quilt this past week.

I now need to set all the other blocks and then I can put it together. 

Tonight I am working on the next 2015 Aurifil mini quilt.  I have most of the cutting completed. so I can just sit and sew.  You can read about this QAL hereand see what the finished quilt will look like.

Before I close I want to share a picture of our youngest grandson who turned 1 year old this past week.  This is grandchild number 8.

Did not get a picture that he did not have something in his mouth but I wanted to share this beautiful brown eye boy.

We are dreaming of spring here in Michigan as I know so many of the rest of the country is.  Blessing from our home in the woods.


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SuperMomNoCape said...

I love your 2014 Aurifil quilt. And oh that like guy is a cutie!

Holly said...

Those beans look yummmy!! While you're dreaming of a garden I've been doing yard work since mid Feb. We have just not had any winter here at all. We usually get at least one good snow, but not even a flake here. The cherry trees are almost done blooming and the lilacs are going to be flowering in a few weeks. I hate thinking that I have 7-8 months of yard work ahead of me...sigh.
Love all your projects and that cute little grand too!!

Dolly Sarrio said...

I just want to pick up a bean and eat! Love them and hope this is a good year for growing them. Love the beautiful projects.

Allie said...

I hope you have better luck with your beans this year! Lovage sounds so old-fashioned, I'd love to try it.

Your crochet blocks are fabulous. And your spools, love 'em! But the very best part of your post is that adorable little boy....grandchild number 8, how blessed you are!!!

Katherine said...

SO many beautiful blocks!