If you look behind the garden you can see that the bird netting which covered the chicken run finally collapsed under the weight of the snow. Although the run door was open, the chickens chose not to venture out into the winter wonderland. The warmth of their heat lamp was all too cozy. Though one funny hen did stick her head out of the coop door to peck at the snow in curiosity.
We’ve lost power off and on. For a while we were melting snow on the wood stove for water, because we weren’t sure how long we’d be without. To be honest, I was a little disappointed when it came back on. I do enjoy the silence of the home when the hum of electronic devices has died, and the only sound to be heard is the crackling of the fire and the chatter of excited children.
So far I’ve planted broccoli (seen above), cabbage, red onions, yellow onions, bunching onions, celery, spinach, and radishes. Although radishes are typically direct sowed in the garden, I wanted to try starting them indoors this year to see how well they transplant. I have a new toy, the Soil Blocker, which is supposed to eliminate transplant shock (more on that in a review coming soon). We’ll see how the radishes do. Today I’ll be getting more seeds started. I have a lot of herbs to get going still.
I have a good feeling about this year’s garden. I think it’ll be our best yet.
For information on how to start plants from seed, check out: What You Need To Know Before You Start Your First Vegetable Garden.
Have you started seeds indoors yet? What do you have growing?
A city girl learning to homestead on an acre of land in the country. Wife and homeschooling mother of four. Enjoying life, and everything that has to do with self sufficient living.