The leaves are bursting on the trees… the spring air is of rich, sweet poplar…
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The dandelions blooming & we are drinking dandelion lemonade:

fill half a quart jar with freshly picked dandelion flowers, add warm water and a juice of a few lemons to fill, let sit four hours, strain & add stevia or honey to taste.

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Seasonal stories & study (these free on mainlesson.com):

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Score at the library!  I could listen to it over & over:

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I’m reading:

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Amethyst radish:

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I let all my orach go to seed for the past couple of years & now it is like a cover crop over my whole garden, we are eating thinnings in every meal & I am adding them to my fermented vegetables.  Hopefully this is ok as I assume it is high in oxalates.

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Western toad lives in the greenhouse, he/she is so tiny.

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This picture looks disgusting, my smoothie before shaking it up.  I’ve been making goat milk yogurt since I can’t find kefir grains, and goat yogurt is runny.  So, the goat yogurt in a jar, add stevia, a tsp spirilina, tsp vanilla, dash cinnamon, and I’ve opening up capsules of probiotics & digestive enzymes to give an extra little blast of goodness.  Shake it & drink up!

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I decided to take note of some favourite meals, healthy but the boys liked in other words.  This began as a stringy, home grown, slow cookered chicken, put the bones back in the cooker with water, cooked overnight, picked out more meat & strained off an incredibly rich stock, cooked all day on the woodstove with split peas & tonnes of veg & herbs, added a can of coconut milk, served over rice (with hot sauce for some).

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Planted some parsnips this weekend.  Peas are in too, the greenhouse is sprouting full of greens & planted radishes.  I worked a full day in the yard, pulling couch grass, prepping a few beds, adding compost & mulching berry bushes & fruit trees.

The next day we got shocking news!  We received notice to move out of here by mid May!  

So NOT gearing up for a great gardening year.

AND we need a plan, quick!

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Here is my cute baby, shooting me when I take his photo. The 3rd baby, little stinker.Image