Monday, March 5, 2018

Spring is coming!!!

Good morning sweet ladies......just have to say I have missed you much!!! I do keep up on my facebook because it doesn't take the time that doing a blog does....just in case you want to come over. It has been a while......since I have said hello! Life can get so so busy for me. First off I want to apologize fort the photobucket square that is so not nice on my blog. If I want it off I have to pay a lot of money or take all my photos off. I will trying to figure what I can do or start a whole new blog at some time. Just not now in my life....but I am sorry!! 

We still have the coffeehouse and our children and grandchildren that keep us busy. Started my sweet potato slips in January and they will be ready for spring.......been sharing them with some of the old time farmers in town......they remember when they were young doing this with their Momma......love their stories!!!



Our little is learning to be a barista at 4 months of age with her Auntie.......life has been such a gift the last months since she was born. We love her and pray for her precious life!!!!




The coffeehouse keeps me busy baking, making up soups......made egg noodles and a pot of chicken soup when the flu was going around.......they went over well.......serving food......loving on Momma's and their littles.....makes for a busy life....


coming H O M E on the weekends are my sweet gifts from the Lord!! 


Love love love taking care of my chickie girls.... puttsing around the farm......got my greenhouse ready for my plants!!!! Can't wait to bring them home from the market when they are ready!!!


Some weeks back I started getting my seeds planted......learning a lot this year about transplanting. Have regular shop lights at the shop and everything is doing fantastic under them!!! The key this year was to learn about worm castings...... to buy if you are interested here  and learn about worm casting tea go here . I am not kidding this stuff is like pure gold!!!



The Roma plant on the left I had transplanted two weeks ago using worm castings in the soil. I had only so much soil to plant half of all my seedlings. I bought some more seed starting soil and had to get the seedlings transplanted....still waiting on an order for worm castings. The one on the right was when I got transplanted one week later in seed mix without worm castings. It showed me what I needed to know. I am amazed. 


Then I got to thinking what if I could make up some worm casting tea.......I researched and sure enough. So when my castings came in the mail...... I bought what I needed. Now I have done more research and if I really want to do this right I will invest in a bigger air bubbler........but I am more then satisfied on a small scale what I have accomplished so far. On my second batch....went around the farm and put some on my little bushes and trees. 



To make some tea up you will need to drill a hole in the top of 

2 cups of well composted worm castings
2 tablespoons of unsulphured molasses
5 gallon bucket filled with water.....or rain water. 
follow instructions above in link. 

I am going to show some who have asked how I start seeds.


Starting seeds is very simple. I was running out of space and cups and thought I would try using my plastic milk jugs that we go  through in our coffee shop. Turn on side so label is on the bottom. Keep lid on!!!! Starting cutting from the back top of jug "leave about a three inch space that you will not cut" in the back so it can have a flap. 

Fill  milk container half-full with seed transplanting soil. You can add some worm castings if you would like. It really is amazing stuff!!! Pat the soil down a little bit. 

Sprinkle seeds on top. Cover seeds lightly with your soil. Spray with a spray bottle filled with warm water.


IF you want to learn how I do my tomatoes 🍅 seeds go Here



I wrap anything I am starting in plastic bags and put in a warm place. I can used the top of my shop light.....I have also used the top of my refrigerator. Works great. Now wait until it grows. After the plant gets about 2" to 3"tall you can transplant into a small paper cup or I am using the milk jugs and putting space of about 1 1/2" in between seedlings. I think it will work great until I can get everything outside!! 



I have also been knitting for our new grandson (still in his Momma's womb)....still need to make him his hat. His name is Jackston and due in May close to his Momma and Daddy's wedding anniversary!!!!!!! We are so excited!!


The chickie girls are doing so well.......I am sooooo waiting for someone to start sitting and going broody!!!! Been spouting seeds for them......easy easy!!! 



I have been sprouting alfalfa, wheat, lentils and quinoa. Staggering them so every other day they get fresh sprouts!!!! It isn't hard to do ......just need a large mouth jar or containers especially for sprouting. Mesh lids or cheesecloth/a canning jar wide mouth lid ring works great too!!! Fill jar with water and let seeds soak for 8-10 hours. Rinse and allow water to drain out. Everyday two times fill jar with water and rinse....draining water out each time. Place jar on it's side in a slightly sunny spot. Watch little life happen!!!! Your girlies will love you!!! You are giving them good food and it only takes a few minutes each day!!!




Well......this is a little update on what is happening.....today I am quilting and making some hen quilt patches and sheep and can't wait to get into my craft room to start...it is a fun day......just know you are so thought of so many times!!!

Please leave a comment if you still follow. I know it is a wonder if anyone still does....and I so understand!!! 

Hugs and God bless your day!!!!!!

Linda













18 comments:

  1. Love reading your blog whether via email or facebook!

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    1. You are a sweetie!!! Love seeing when you comment!!! Hugs!

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  2. Hi Linda. Glad to see you on here again, although I do follow you on Facebook. I asked my daughter Anna, who knows a lot about blogs and photos, and she said you only need to remove the photo(s) in your background that is on photobucket. She said all your other photos in your blog are on blogspot itself, not photobucket. She said the annoying picture would be on every photo affected. If you just change your background, it will probably go away. Hope that helps! Teresa Mittower

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    1. Hi Teresa......so good to hear from you!!! You have followed for a long time and it is always good to have you connect!!!! My Tress looked into what your daughter said.........thank you so so much!!! She fixed it!!! I am so thankful so please tell your daughter thank you! That thing was such a nuisance!!!! It is gone. Now I can post and feel better about ladies coming and reading. It is plain white, but that is fine. It doesn't matter and still looks good I think. Hugs to your day!!!

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    2. You are welcome! Thank the Lord for daughters who know about those things. I LOVE your fox and mittens you knitted. So cute! You are so creative!!

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  3. Hi Linda! I always enjoy reading your blog posts!! Keep doing it!! We faithful will always follow and enjoy!
    Linda in Iowa

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    1. Hi Linda......sorry I am just now writing!!! It has been a busy time...>I know I keep saying that and oh how I want life to be a little slower!!!! Thank you!!!! Hugs to you my friend!!!

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  4. Hi Linda, still following many years later!
    I've given up FB for Lent. It's a great way to keep up with friends but it sucks so much time out of my life. Congratulations on your little barista!
    God bless you and your family!

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    1. Good morning Jeannie......thank you for your faithfulness!!!!!!! I so love seeing all who have followed still with!!! Yes it can.....our little has just blessed us so much.......we love her!!! Hugs!!

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  5. It looks as if you followed Teresa's advice above, as I see that annoying photobucket pic is gone!

    I do still follow and was delighted to see that you posted! That littlest barista is adorable!

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    1. Yes......I am so so happy!!!!! Bugged me terrible!!! Thank you so much.....love to see you come on.....she is our little sweet pea!!!

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  6. Always loved your blog, thank you for the information on the worm castings and where to order it. Have started some seeds, waiting for them to come up. I have to figure out how to set up the light my dear hubby had made for me. One of those things he always took care of for me, having to learn new things everyday with out him.

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  7. Glad you're still blogging. I try to stay caught up with you on Facebook. But I'm not always on there .Sounds like you've been busy. I've my list for my day. Need to get to it now. Thanks for sharing about worm castings. Intersting idea! Happy blessed weekend!

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  8. Oh yes, I'm still here, Linda. God bless you!

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  9. So good to read a post from you. I saw this on my phone when we were out of town. I just don't like reading much on my phone.

    You are such a busy lady.

    That little cutie with her auntie is a adorable. I can see how you are smitten by her for sure. They grow way too fast.

    Charlotte Moore

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  10. Hi Linda, I meant to leave my comments last time I stopped here but realized I did not! LOL! Silly ways the mind works sometime. I love blogging but seem to get away from it too much. I Love it because I can control it and often as FB there is so much PC and so much political talk and hate that I try to steer away from it. I love the LuLaRoe clothing line so I often share tons of live videos because I love to rpomote the small businesses! You always share wonderful Scripture and your photos of the kids and grands are the greatest. I am happy to be here and see you too. I hope you will come back to blogging. I like to think of it as therpay for myself and a history for my kids and grands when I will not be here anymore.
    Take care, BIG COLORado HUGS to you and yours. Love you!

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  11. Nice to see some posts again - I got off of Facebook over a year and a half ago and I missed your posts. Happy to see all is going well with your coffee shop!

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