the ferns are here!

Trudy and Hattie

a busy Hattie


horseradish is coming!


hostas emerge

asian pear tree

blueberry bush

beautiful eggs
a bit of rain on the daffodils

strawberries are coming!
It's been a bit wet but we are so grateful that Spring has truly arrived.  The strawberry plants are green and the horseradish and rhubarb are up and there are buds on the Elderberry bushes and Asian Pear fruit trees.  Of course, the one thing I'm {im}patiently waiting for has yet to show it's bits of green.  Asparagus.  I check the bed everyday and still no sign.  {sigh.....} Soon enough I guess.

We started our Saturday by going to a local coffee shop for breakfast.  We had delicious latte's and  bagel breakfast sandwiches.  It's always always always busy there and Saturday was no exception.  Actually, the entire town was packed because of some regatta events going on.  We maneuvered around to run some errands then stopped at the local bookstore to look for a few things.  Later we joined some friends at a small get-together and left just in time - before the rain started again.  It was a lovely day.  Today my biggest goals are getting some seeds in the garden.  Hooray!!  Peas, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, and lettuce will all be planted.  And I must remember to start a batch of Amish Friendship Bread.  For some reason I keep forgetting this.

Our home office is currently a disaster zone.  Has been for almost a month.  I'm trying to ignore it, but when you live in an 1100 square foot house, it's pretty difficult to ignore torn down sheet rock and a "wall" with pipes exposed.  This is to be phase 2 of the bathroom vent repair {the bathroom is on the other side of the wall} and should be completed soon.  I'm told I will then have new sheet rock AND new crown molding.  Woo hoo!  And I'll be able to use the desk again.

I don't know what's going on with the computer - aol keeps sending me error codes.  Some emails go through and I'm assuming some are not.  Then there's Blogger which for some unknown reason has gotten rid of a few blogs I follow.  I went looking for them, wondering why they haven't popped up in my reader as updated and lo and behold, they were gone.  Ugh.

On a brighter note, I plan to write a post next week or the week after about Jack and his magical box.  The guy cracks me up.  He gazes into this thing and is truly mesmerized by it.  Emerson also learned a new "trick" so maybe I'll throw that in too.  It's never boring around here!

The pellet stove has been catching a break since the temp's are above freezing at last.  The dogs are bummed.  Although they still enjoy sleeping in front of it, it's just not the same without a brilliant flame that toasts their little buns.

On the menu this week:  Stuffed Cabbage, Chicken with Mustard Sauce and rice and asparagus, Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Grilled Pork Chops with Scalloped Potatoes and Green Beans, and Grilled Brats with Potato Salad and Cucumber Salad.

How has your weekend been? 


born imaginative. said...

I def. don't think I'd ever known what horse radish looks like. Did you plant it or is it wild? And your garden plant list parallels mine. I got peas, carrots, parsnips, swisschard, kale, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli in and then petered out.

ROY'S FARM said...

Wonderful photos! Especially I love the second one of chickens. The chickens are looking so cute. Thank you!


Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Jackie - we planted the horseradish although it's spread from where we originally planted it to 2 additional spots. :)

Thanks so much Tanmay!


I love the fern photo! And absolutely gorgeous eggs!

Caitlin said...

You have such an eye for photography and details.. your pictures are always so beautiful! And Emerson's face? So, so cute.

PS - Last night I roasted cabbage using your recipe. Oh my yum... best flavor I've ever had! Thank you for sharing that :)

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Thanks so much Megan - I adore the ferns that pop up all around our property every spring. :)

Hooray Caitlin! So happy you liked the roasted cabbage! Thanks so much for such wonderful compliments too. :)

Michaele said...

Really, really nice photos. They made me smile. Can't wait to hear about the magical box!