Wednesday, February 3, 2010

More Flippin' Snow!

Good grief... will it ever end?! They are calling for yet another huge snowstorm like the one we had in December. Me no likey. We just had about 3 inches of snow/ice last night... ugh! I think I may need to pick up some vodka to get through this weekend. Dirty martini anyone?

One good thing about this snow is the lovely pics I am capturing of which I hope to post soon. Chico, Border Collie Extraordinaire, looks uber cute out in the snow bounding over drifts and generally having a great time. Since I have been at home more than normal I have had the chance to really get into cooking real food. Not as time consuming and hard as I was convinced it would be. In fact I tend to geek out a little and get excited about planning meals now. Oy. Unfortunately my urge to bake shoots off the charts when cooped up in a house with snow falling down. I will try to control myself this weekend. No promises though.

Another awesome thing about spending so much down time is that I have had plenty of opportunity to plan my first ever garden. I have books, plans, lists and sketches. I can't wait! I know it will be a lot of work but I really think I am ready to try. I would love to save some money on groceries, feel connected with the circle of life (cue Elton John) and generally become more knowledgeable about how food works and how my body responds to it. I would love to feel that sense of pride knowing that you worked hard for something and then getting to enjoy the results of all that work. Who knows, I may sing a very different tune when I am fighting pests and other wildlife off of my precious tomatoes and cukes. If anyone has any advice please feel free to leave it in the comments section. Once I have finalized my plans I will post them for additional advice and suggestions.

Well must be off to the store with the other crazies and stock up on staples since we probably wont see the light of day until next week. You know, cause the human race hasn't invented plows or sand trucks or salt trucks yet.


Kris K said...

Hopefully you'll have more luck than I did with growing veggies. I can say to grow a variety of herbs in your garden because there are so many uses for them. My new thing is to make salad dressings, and herbs are so useful for those. Good luck with the snow, from someone who has had a lot of experience lately with wintry weather!

Megan Garcia said...

Oh how lovely. Your own vegetable garden. David and I keep talking about what we will do with our future house. The backyard will pretty much be all vegetables and fruit. David has developed a green thumb. He has a little garden out in our hallway. It's so cute. Ask Leigh. She had pictures posted and her vegetables were beautiful!!!!