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Monday, January 21, 2013

JUST SOME DIFFERENT THINGS!


I am trying to learn how to use the new scales I got for Christmas!  I   picked a few small greens this week and came up with 1/2 ounce!  I think I was wrong the last time I posted about using it!  I must have used kg instead of ounces.  So I had a little less than 1/2 pound then I guess.  I am looking forward to weighing lots of produce on it this summer that I grow in my garden! 


 The impatient gardener bought some new seeds at the local nursery!  These are the new seeds I hope to grow!  It was 14 degrees at 9a.m. here this morning so it might be awhile!


I made another pie.  Gotta keep that "wonderful gardener" happy you know!  It was a peach pie but the peaches were not from my tree.  I am trying to grow a peach tree but the tree died, the limb came out from just above the graft and has grown like crazy.  Looks like a tree now.  Wonder if I will ever get any peaches?  It had the peach leaf curl so hoping it doesn't have it this year.


I made up a couple meat loaves so that I would have some ahead in the freezer for meals.  I used the tomato juice in it from my own tomatoes.  Smile!



A new magazine came in the mail.  Everyone needs to take time to dream a little!


I do accomplish things once in awhile!  Here is fall table runner I finished making.  Forget that I started it a little over a year ago and decided lately to get it out and finish it!  Maybe it is a good thing that winter does come!


Here is my mindless knitting while we watch Downton Abbey!

15 comments:

Cheryl said...

I would love to have 14 as a low. We hit 15 today as our high and were -4 again this morning.

We are anxious for gardening also. We can usually have root vegetables in the ground in two months, but I am not sure that will happen this year.

I love your table runner. Have a wonderful evening and enjoy your pie. My daughter made a peach pie today.

~Cheryl

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Cheryl, I like my daytime temps at least 45 degrees! lol We have to keep telling ourselves that spring will soon be here! Thanks for visiting! Nancy

Vicki said...

Hi! It is 9º here this morning. I think it is great that you are still picking from your garden. I love all your different seeds. I am thinking about trying all heirloom seeds this year except green beans. I do not want my green beans to have strings.:)

Have a wonderful day!

:)Vicki

emilysincerely said...

I'm not even going to tell you what our nighttime temp was or what our daytime temp will be. No use rubbing it in. But I would be fine if winter continued on for a while. Don't particularly like the heat of our summers.

The greens on your scale look fantastic. So does the pie! And your stack of new seed packets is always a great sight. Spring will be here soon. I will work out on the garden some today. The chard, lettuce, spinach and broccoli need some picking! And the garden needs water too.

Lisa said...

Good Morning Nancy!
You are always accomplishing such wonderful things! Your peach pie looks yummy, table runner is so pretty, and knitted dishcloth is so colorful! Interesting how the variegated yarns knit up. I love seeing how they turn out. And.... oooohhhh, we LOVE Downton Abbey here too!!! Glad you're figuring out the scales. It took me a little with mine last year too. Can hardly wait to see your garden this year.... looks like those seeds will make some good-eatin'! Hugs!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Vicki, I am not growing much in my gardens right now but hope I can plan better in the cold frame for next year. It was 9 degrees here at 9:15am. Do you save seeds? If so what is the easiest veggie to save seeds from? Thanks for taking the time to comment! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi emilysincerely, I would like it a little warmer here right now but don't like the 90 some plus days when they arrive! Enjoy working in your garden right now for me! Thanks for stopping by! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Thanks Lisa, you write such cheery little notes. We just started watching Downton Abbey so have been trying to watch the older ones from Netflex to catch up and recording the new ones this year to watch. Thanks for stopping by! Nancy

Kathryn D. Duke said...

Love your pretty table runner...I , too, bought seeds this week. When do you plant the beets? I have not planted them before and our weather has been very mild (50's) until today and it is 30-40's....should probably wait til Feb huh...

Kathryn D. Duke said...

oh...we are watching Downton Abbey too and can not wait for til next Sunday night to come...

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Kathryn, Thanks on the table runner! My one square foot gardening book says for a continual harvest of beets plant 3 weeks before last spring frost, 1 week before last spring frost and one wk after last spring frost. I only planted them once last year. We had a mild winter and I planted mine early March 12th! Our last frost date would be May 17th. But who knows anymore!!! Thanks for visiting! Nancy

Shawn Ann said...

You're getting some nice work done! I am super impatient too. I have already started a few seeds, onions, kale, lettuce, chard. We'll see what happens. I have a pop up green house to put them all in. So they should do ok if these ridiculous low temps will go away soon! ;)

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Shawn Ann, Where did you get your little pop up green house and does it work well for you? I hope the lower temps go away soon also! Thanks for visiting me! Nancy

Dewdrop Gardens said...

Oh Nancy, I love your table runner! You must be pleased you are finally finished and can use it this fall. I have a scale very similar to yours, took my a while to figure it out.
I think I have the problem with the pictures fixed on my post. I am trying to upload to photobucket instead of blogger and I moved the pictures after I uploaded them. sheesh...oops
Debbie :)

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Thanks Dewdrop Gardens. I am not sure what I will do with the table runner. I can now see your pictures. Thanks for fixing them. That is good that your husband was not hurt but your poor car! We are mostly just getting Juncos here now. Thanks for visiting! Nancy