Thursday, April 09, 2009

Garden in a seed

“Faith sees a beautiful blossom in a bulb, a lovely garden in a seed, and a giant oak in an acorn.” ~ William Arthur Ward

And as the snow flurries continue to fly, I have faith there will be a very fruitful garden. Several days ago I planted seeds and I am starting to see green! One old package of broccoli that I thought might not come up I seeded several in each cell...so far it is the only broccoli that is growing. The cabbage is coming up but I think I should get more so I have can be sure of having enough sauerkraut. And the Amish Paste, both new and saved seed, is the only tomato coming up yet. The broccoli and cabbage are getting moved out to the greenhouse today.
And that beautiful merino roving is coming along. I decided to reaquaint myself with the old Ashford and started spinning it up on that. I finished half of it so far. I started another bobbin this morning.

Today I am helping a friend put up a swing set and I get to bring home all her rhubarb divisions. My sister is ecstatic as she loves rhubarb and was unable to grow it in PR. I was also given some hawthorne trees and a goldenrain tree which need to be planted today. Which means I should get off my duff and get to work.

4 comments:

Tam said...

What a pretty bobbin!!!

cyndy said...

Reckon the Rain 'il Ruin the Rhubarb?

sorry...it's just so much fun to say that...

I'm spotting my brassicas...

...and MY! What a lovely bobbin you have there...woooly winder?

will miss you today...say hello to your sis for me!

Debbie said...

What a beautifully spun bobbin....ah, to be that good! With practice..you inspire me! Keep posting the pictures for comparison.

Sandie Knapp said...

Remember when I planted my seeds - 6 weeks ago?? Well, the bell pepper plants have just sprouted yesterday!!! Don't be discouraged by plants that take longer. I have no idea why since all of mine were planted the same day, and have been under a grow light, and yet some are already 4" high and those lazy pepper plants are just now sprouting.

Your spinning is breathtaking. So smooth and even and thin. I'm getting there, but mine is not so perfect quite yet. :)