Feel free to fill in the blanks on your own blog or in the comments section of mine. Let me know if you posted so I can hop over and read your thoughts. I'd love to know what my readers have been up to on this lovely spring day!
1. I know it's spring because... The calves are growing like weeds!
It must be that liquid gold they're drinking!
Also, Miss Kitty now spends her mornings sun bathing on the back porch for the first time in 7 months.
2. A new recipe I'm loving....
Sopapilla Cheesecake. It's made with crescent rolls, cheesecake filling and lots of butter and cinnamon sugar. SO TASTY!(Not authentic in the "sopapilla" department, but I'm willing to overlook the name because of the recipe's greatness.)
Here's the recipe link if you'd like to try it: Sopapilla Cheesecake
3. The weather has been..... ALL OVER THE MAP! Spring on the mountain is the toughest time of year. This weekend, we had 6-8 inches of snow and highs in the low 30's.
My son and his buddy made a giant snowman on Saturday. (Bad phone pic.)
Today, the high will be 73 degrees F and here's what's left of it.
4. I've been listening to..... a fabulous website full of short 30 minute recorded radio segments for Christian women. It's called reviveourhearts.com and it's loaded with great biblical talks on subjects for women of all stages of life. I've been downloading them on my iPhone and listening to them as I excercise and do laundry over the past month, and I feel like I've discovered a gold mine of knowledge! Listening to them takes my mind off of the mundane and makes the time fly by!!! The programs are broadcast on 700 radio stations, but I don't get them in my little town. Many of the programs are series about different topics women face.
I've linked to the radio archives, but the whole website is worth checking out!
5. Here's what's growing in my garden.... Not much at all! We have chives, thyme, mint, and oregano coming back from previous years. We've planted sweet and red onions, and I've planted a few tomato plants in the ground surrounded by walls of water. They act like little greenhouses for them. This weekend we had snow and the walls of water froze, but the plants stayed insulated and are still alive today!
During the day, the sun heats up the water, and at night the walls of water give off heat to keep the plant and the soil around it warm. They also protect the young plants from the crazy spring wind. I'll continue to plant some more varieties over the next few weeks. I'm waiting for pepper plants and heirloom tomato plants to start coming in at our local nursery.
We have such a short growing season at 7000ft elevation that we have to cheat if we want tomatoes. We can't plant seed directly in the ground or we wouldn't have enough warm days to get a harvest.
6. In the craft department.... I've been sewing a simple grocery sack holder in preparation for the beginning sewing class I teach for 4-H. They'll be making them as gifts for Mother's Day. We've needed one of these things for years!
7. Our latest fun purchase.... A small roping saddle for the girls. It's always nice to be in the right place at the right time to find bargain basement deals on tack.
8. A good quote to ponder:
"So it is with minds. Unless you keep them busy with some definite subject that will bridle and control them, they throw themselves in disorder hither and yon in the vague field of imagination... And there is no mad or idle fancy that they do not bring forth in the agitation." -Michel de Montaigne
9. What's blooming around here:
Ok, eggs don't "bloom"....but we're being overloaded with them lately.
10. I'm keeping busy with... The start of baseball season for all three kids, 4-H, homeschooling, spring cleaning, co-op, AWANA, and Bible Study.
That's what's happening in my neck of the woods. What's happening in yours?