Saturday, January 15, 2011

Thoughts of Spring Run Through My Head...

Let's start with a link from Canadian Living website on...
Wild Edibles in Canada

If you're a mushroom fan, like my family :), then you better sign up with the Devonian Gardens just south of Edmonton for one (or BOTH!) of their mushroom courses.
Mike Schulz is hosting a Spring Mushrooms May 28th, and a Summer Mushrooms June 25th. Both are already starting to fill up!

We moved to a new townhouse this fall, with our baby girl Londyn. This one has enough green space that I can have a garden! yay!!
I've already started planning what I want to grow (peppers, tomatoes, herbs, strawberries, onions, garlic, beans, radishes, turnips, lettuce, potatoes, corn, squash, pumpkin, beets... ) and how to build my planters.
Not everything will go in ground planters, some I'm planning for pots. My herbs I want to do in pots on a stand that I can move inside during winter so I can have them all year round. I even have a spot picked out in the living room for it :)

If you've read any previous posts you know that we're using cloth diapers. It's so easy I don't know why more people don't use them. As long as you have a washer and dryer at your disposal (we do a small load a day) then you save SO much $$$$$!
I decided to use Mother-Ease diapers. It's a Canadian company that is owned and manufactured out of Ontario. The styles and colours are great and I haven't had any problems with them leaking. Londyn is now just over 4months old.

Nelson and Maria at Rose Ridge Land and Cattle have invited us out for coffee and a tour of the farm this spring, right when all the calves are running around and Londyn will be old enough to be excited about it. She already loves to "pet" our kitten, Miss Harley Quinn. By the time we're out at the farm she'll be 7 or 8 months old and ready to explore, in her own special way from Daddy's arms lol

And that's all for now, as I watch more snow fall upon Edmonton, adding to the pile we got last week. I hope that means lots of moisture for the fields this spring... :)