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One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Friday, January 16, 2015

Spring planning ~ New Seed Catalog


It's hard to believe it's already January 16th.  Pretty soon winter will be over and we'll all be back to our regular spring routines.

What are you looking forward to?  I'm looking forward to
quiet mornings on the porch watching the sunrise and sipping coffee (or tea).  Reading devotionals, writing, crafting, and enjoying the family on the porch as well.   Getting my hands in the dirt, planting new herbs, vegetables and flowers.  


I'm very much looking forward to seeing flowers in bloom again.  Goat milk, making cheeses....just so many things. 

In winter I do look forward to hunkering down and curling up with a good book, getting organized, cleaned up, and finishing up handiwork too, but spring (and fall) are my favorite seasons I think.



Thanks to my older brother, I have a new seed catalog to order from.  I've never heard of this one, so I am anxious to see what's in store for us. 


 Stay warm!  Toasted cheese and hot chocolate.  Mmm!



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“Just because you go to church doesn't mean you're a Christian. I can go sit in the garage all day and it doesn't make me a car” ~ Joyce Meyer




20 comments:

Mama Pea said...

High Mowing is a good outfit . . . I think you'll like their catalog.

Love the Joyce Meyer quote!

I think my favorite seasons are fall and winter. (Maybe that's why we live where we do!) There's a very lazy person inside me that revels in the hunkering down in winter time. But because I love to garden so much, there must be something about summer that attracts me, too. :o}

Kristina said...

That's good to know about the company. I am slowly getting my list written out, so I can budget seed buying. I think the winter chill just makes me want to curl up in a blanket (after all those barn chores are done, and dogs walked).

Kim said...

This post reminded me that there are a few catalogs I need to have sent to my dad. He loves looking through them even if he doesn't order anything. I also love the Joyce Meyer quote!

My Garden Diaries said...

A have a few catalogs that I've been checking out for organic seeds but I have never ordered from this one...thanks for passing it along! And like you I'm looking forward to soaking in the beauty of spring! Have a great weekend friend! Nicole xo

Carolyn said...

I still had some seed packets from High Mowing seeds.....from like eight years ago. And some of them were still viable! I haven't ordered from them since then though; I'm kind'a spoiled by my local feed store that stocks heritage seeds as well as the fact that Baker Creek is just an hour & half north of us.

Kristina said...

Kim, that is neat that your Dad loves to simply look through the seed catalogs.

Kristina said...

Nicole, I always thought my youngest would be a gardener. When she was little, she loved to dig into the dirt and hold worms.

Kristina said...

Carolyn, I'm so jealous. There is nothing close to us with any heirloom or organic seeds.

Patricia @ Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I have my journal out and am making plans...but not much in the way of gardening.
I'm wondering right now what I'll do with my chickens... I'm going to have to offer them to someone who wants to add to the flock with layers and wouldn't mind taking a Rooster. :/
funny quote!

RB said...

Spring and Fall are my favorite seasons. For Spring, I'm looking forward to warmer weather when I can sit outside on the porch swing and relax.

Because large farmlands border our back property, we can't plant food back there, because whatever they choose to dose their plantings with wafts over onto our plantings back there. We do, however, plant herbs and vegies in pots around the front yard, where it's plenty sunny and safe from farm spraying.

God bless.

RB
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Kristina said...

Pat, I hope your chickens find a good home.

Kristina said...

RB, I'm considering covering my herb garden this spring, when the farmers come around to spray. It's poison for sure.

RB said...

All of our herbs are up by the back door, well away from the farmer's fields, but our Mulberry Trees are out there.
We're pretty sure they spray with something like RoundUp. Thing that bothers me most is, they give us no warning whatsoever, and sometimes the dog, cats and chickens are outdoors when they spray.
I don't like that. If I knew in advance, I'd shelter the animals both during and for a good long while after the farmer's spray.
Problem is, it's not the farmers themselves doing the spraying, it's the tenants they rent the land to, and they don't give a darn about neighbors, I guess, cause we aren't THEIR neighbors.

God bless.

RB
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RB said...

All of our herbs are up by the back door, well away from the farmer's fields, but our Mulberry Trees are out there.
We're pretty sure they spray with something like RoundUp. Thing that bothers me most is, they give us no warning whatsoever, and sometimes the dog, cats and chickens are outdoors when they spray.
I don't like that. If I knew in advance, I'd shelter the animals both during and for a good long while after the farmer's spray.
Problem is, it's not the farmers themselves doing the spraying, it's the tenants they rent the land to, and they don't give a darn about neighbors, I guess, cause we aren't THEIR neighbors.

God bless.

RB
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RB said...

All of our herbs are up by the back door, well away from the farmer's fields, but our Mulberry Trees are out there.
We're pretty sure they spray with something like RoundUp. Thing that bothers me most is, they give us no warning whatsoever, and sometimes the dog, cats and chickens are outdoors when they spray.
I don't like that. If I knew in advance, I'd shelter the animals both during and for a good long while after the farmer's spray.
Problem is, it's not the farmers themselves doing the spraying, it's the tenants they rent the land to, and they don't give a darn about neighbors, I guess, cause we aren't THEIR neighbors.

God bless.

RB
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Kristina said...

RB, the last few years, the land owners leased out to farmers who spray by airplane (crop dusters), and both years I had terrible bloody noses. I have to wear a mask the day after as well as the day they spray nearby. We get no warning either. I could have my laundry out, and have to run out and take it all down quickly when I hear them. There should be better laws. Some people pump from their ponds and this stuff can get into their ponds.

Sam I Am...... said...

Ah yes...I love the time after the holidays to plan the garden, cozy up and do some handwork. I'd have to say Fall and Winter are my favorites although I was a big gardener up North....here it is really difficult so hot and now I'm putting all my effort into moving back North so I try not to put too much in the ground that I have to water twice a day plus here I pay for my water.
I'll have to look at High Mowing; I usually order from Baker's in Missouri.

Sam I Am...... said...

P.S. I laughed so hard at the JM quote and copied it down! So true and my sentiments exactly! Actually it was the "christians" that moved me to stop attending organized religion...that and their patriarchal ways. LOL!

RB said...

I agree Kristina. Sorry you're dealing with this too. There should be laws to protect us.

BTW, strange my comment came through 3x. Wonder what happened there.

God bless.

RB
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Kristina said...

RB, I'm not sure why the comment is 3x. I think blogger had a blooper, ha ha!