Wednesday, March 16, 2011

It's that time again....GARDEN

YEAH, Spring is upon us...I can feel it in the air, shirt sleeve weather is right around the corner. You know what that means right? Time to get the garden started. I have found a fantastic free gardening guide that is available online.
You can find it HERE.

I'm also subscribed to a great newsletter from a blog that sends you 'what to do now in your garden' according to your planting zone. It's great to find specific reminders about what to do in my garden right in my email box. That blog is called

And if you are not a gardener, this might just be a great year to start.

."We encourage you to grow all the food that you feasibly can on your own property. Berry bushes, grapevines, fruit trees—plant them if your climate is right for their growth. Grow vegetables and eat them from your own yards. Even those residing in apartments or condominiums can generally grow a little food in pots and planters. Study the best methods of providing your own foods. Make your garden neat and attractive as well as productive. If there are children in your home, involve them in the process with assigned responsibilities...Develop your skills in your home preservation and storage. We reaffirm the previous counsel the Church has always given, to acquire and maintain a year’s supply—a year’s supply of the basic commodities for us." -Spencer W. Kimball: (“Family Preparedness,” Ensign, May 1976, 124).

And then there is this gem for those of us who like to eat and yet still need more motivation “We will see the day when we live on what we produce.”  President Marion G Romney

Now go get those fingernails dirty :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Has it been a year?

Oh Yes it has...Quite a year I might add. Let's see...Little sister lives in heaven now...acquired an 11 and 14 year old for a while...struggled with letting them go somewhere they really wanted to be....and then life in general...I won't go in to details but I'm ready to get back at it. Watch for "Me" to be back very soon.