We’ve had a fairly mild winter. We’re warming up and looking like spring. The weather in Washington is not to be trusted, so as the snow goes away we’re working on those projects that won’t be hurt if we should get a surprise cold snap.
Around the House
We’re getting started on an addition (a living area and a mudroom). We were able to get the materials and pretty soon we’ll have floors and start framing the walls! 🙂
In the Garden
OMG, y’all. It feels so good to play in the dirt after months of snow. It’s too early to plant anything, but the garden area thawed out and my sweetie and I did some prep. As soon as the temperature allows we can start planting. We are seeing some of the perennials poke through the dirt.
In the Kitchen
I finally got around to crocheting a few new scrubbies. I was on my last one. I love them because they last a long time and, being made of tulle, they clean up easily with a little soak in your cleanser of choice.
We’re also making plans for canning. I want to make some dandelion jelly this year, so I am on the lookout for the smaller pretty half-pint jars. Canning supplies are a bit thin right now, but if I start looking now, by the time I’m ready to can, hopefully, I’ll have the jars I need.
In the Bunny Barn
Since the ground is thawing out, my husband was able to get posts in the ground and start on the pen area for the does. We barely got them into the new bunny barn before snow last winter and now we are giving them some outside area to play.
In the Coop
Paul and I have started work on our quail cages. If we like raising quail, we’ll help our son in building his chicken coop/grain barn and make an addition for the quail. All the birds will be in one place. We did buy an incubator (it was a really hard choice because the reviews are all over the place) and I gave it a run-through to make sure all the buttons and doodads work. Another couple of weeks and we should be able to buy quail and get started.
… And a Bit of Art
We had a few days of rain, so I played inside.
Concrete Block Raised Beds – A sturdy durable choice for your garden.
blocks, rhubarb, scrubbies, and Zentangle art © Lori/Dandelion Hill Homestead
DIL & Foxy © Forest Byerly