Springtime is a flurry of activity in most areas of the world. It’s time to plant, weed, harvest, amend, clean, and so much more. Here are some photos showing what we’re all up to here in our respective lives.
Here are Chiot’s Run it’s a busy time. This time of year I start to make a concerted effort to start cleaning out the pantry. It’s time to eat up things and make room for the new harvests from this gardening season. I’ve been cooking up a storm using up most of the canned tomatoes, frozen berries, pickles, relishes and everything else. The jars start to line up beside the sink, ready to be carried to the basement to be stashed in their respective boxes. They’ll soon be brought back up, scrubbed again, scalded and refilled with delicious summer bounty.
I’ve making lasagna, chili and other meals that are quick to heat up. This saves me time on these busy spring days and helps clean out the pantry.
Spring cleaning is also happening, washing the curtains and hanging them out in the sun to dry and bleach out. Scrubbing down the light fixtures, cleaning the windows and putting the screens back in.
It’s also a busy time in the garden, with seed starting, planting, amending the soil and harvesting the early vegetables.
Kim here…we’ve been busy here doing some major projects. One of my college aged sons has graduated and while he looks for a job I now have help for some building projects!
We have also hauled gravel and will start a new kiwi arbor next week.
Now that the chickens are laying full force again this year we are trying to come up with interesting ways to use them!
The kids loved dying eggs so much for Easter we have done it twice since! The pink are dyed with beets and the blue and green with red cabbage!
Of course the garden needs to be tended with weeds, slugs, and mice kept at bay!
But mostly I’m trying to remember to kick back and enjoy this season of renewal!
And it’s Jennifer! I have been so unbelievably busy that I almost have a hard time stopping to think about all we’ve accomplished!
First we got chicks
Followed by bees
Of course there’s the garden
Some exploring of the countryside
Only to be topped off with friends and family!
What activities are filling your days this spring?