April arrived on the calendar. So did 20 degree temperatures and two snowstorms. I’m regretting taking those 25 bags of leaves off the perennial beds because they probably could have used the blanket of warmth this week. No photo of the snow. I can’t bring myself to take one.
Our ice cream stores opened up over the weekend and people are lined up in winter coats and earmuffs to get a scoop. Don’t ask how I know that. 🙂
The UNH Macfarlane Greenhouse held an open house last week to show off their research projects, water features, vertical gardening exhibits, and plants for sale. I love the way they make the little hammocks for their melons.
While at the open house, I also attended a Kale workshop conducted by UNH Chef Julie Guyette who is also a Master Gardener. Interesting information on gut health, and I was able to try some delicious ‘adolescent’ Kale salad. She is in favor of eating ‘young’ Kale that is a few weeks old. (Click the link for her recipe.)
I’ve got my seeds and trays ready to go. I figure it is my only way to voice my opposition to this snow – plant seeds. I also received my Bishop of Llandaff Dahlia bulbs.
Later this month, I’m signed up to take a class on sugar and its effects on the body. For me, this is like a smoker signing up to take a cessation class. I love my sugar but know there’s nothing healthy about it. Maybe there are some small changes I can make, but I can tell you right now I’m not giving up all desserts.
In two weeks we’re heading to the Midwest to see family. It’s kind of like an old movie – planes, trains, and automobiles. It takes all forms of transportation and organization to get from here to there.
Forty-one days until camping season starts. I hope by then there’s plenty of sand and no snow. Lots of organizing of supplies left to do before it starts.
My second tote bag with the vegetable print pockets, lining, and matching zippered pouch was finished and gifted. Now, I’m moving on to the sewing of the costumes that require using double stretch needles. It’s always good to learn something new or at least that’s what my granddaughter told me when I took the project on with her.
April – cold or warm, it is going to be a busy month. 🙂