Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Snow Day(s)

Stephanie

Snow Day

10-15″ of snow has been forecasted for today/tonight in Eastern PA, all of the schools have been closed, and many non-essential businesses are also closing early. I am sitting here with a cup of tea (orange ginger rooibus) and a pot of boiling beans on the stove woefully thinking about digging in my garden on a hot sunny day.

The image above shows two sections of my (first ever) garden from last year. The a-frame structure was what I built for my cucumbers which rapidly grew up, over, and then continued to sprawl in every direction. (I could hear them laughing as their clingy tendrils latched onto the neighboring tomato plants.) The plant in the image is one of my two rosemary plants that I don’t think is going to survive the winter. Next summer I will grow it in a bucket and then move it into the ROOT CELLAR that I just discovered in the house we’ve been living in for the last 23 years. It had never occurred to me what that storage space under our house might have been used for until I saw a picture of a root cellar online. With a house over 125 years old, I now can’t image it would have been used for anything else.

Today will be a good day to start planning this year’s garden. Am most likely to use a Rhodia dotPad to map it out.

If you are also home because of a snow day, what are you doing to keep yourself occupied?

 


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