Friday, February 5, 2021

Friday Fotos


Our family gnome is about to get some company.
This week, there was a deal on a local sell/trade site
and I couldn't resist.
Two more magical gnomes will be joining the homestead.
Unfortunately, I haven't yet gotten them to pose for a picture,
(they can be very elusive),
but I'll get one taken real soon.
One will watch over the front porch,
while this guy and another will patrol the garden.
I love me some gnomes!
 These dish rags were first discovered at a friend's house.
I do some dog sitting for her and her husband,
and after having used them in her kitchen, I fell in love!
They do such a great job, they dry quickly and they can be
washed in the washing machine or the dishwasher!
There are a variety of patterns to choose from,
but this bunch just called my name.

Some time was spent planning the spring garden.
This will be the first time growing spring veg in our new location.
As it is framed with mature trees,
it will be curious to see how well things grow.
The initial garden had full sun most of the day,
but it had to be moved due to septic issues.
You can read that story here.
The garden website where I usually make my plans to print out
is no longer available.
I was able to squeeze in just before the service ended,
but I may need to find something similar. 

Flower seeds are kept in old file drawers in a spare room.
Inside each drawer, seeds are alphabetized
(yes, I'm that kind of person),
and left in their original containers when possible.
There are some seeds that need to be  chilled before planting,
(milkweed is one that comes to mind),
so we save a little space in our garage fridge for those.

Veg seeds have their own set of file drawers,
and are sorted according to type of crop
and also arranged alphabetically.
Our herb and flower seeds are stashed in a different set of file drawers.
Far from being filled to capacity,
perhaps with a bit more seed saving this spring and summer
they will be bursting with goodies for the next season.

 With the extra eggs we had on hand,
a delicious rice-crusted quiche was made
and finished within two days.
The yellow rice was leftover from a batch I'd made,
and I simply added sauteed onions, potatoes, spinach
and a bit of vegan cheese into the eggs.
Maybe when our girls are laying more steadily,
I can make it on a monthly basis.

Be Blissed this weekend!



  1. We debated on having quiche tonight, and ended up deciding on egg salad sandwiches. It's so nice to have the option of either again. The dish rags are so cute! I'll have to check them out.

  2. Isn't it wonderful how versatile eggs are? The possibilities are endless!

    Enjoy your weekend!

  3. Hi Daisy!

    That quiche looks / sounds amazing! Right up my alley. And I never thought about a "rice crusted" quiche. That's such a good idea!

    Those dish rags are very cute! I love getting new ones. I suppose that's when you know you are an adult. ;-)

    We're pretty set on seeds, for the most part. We're doing a smaller garden this year, so I am limiting my seed spending. I'm hoping to do a better job of seed saving this year. Like you, I store in the original packets if I can. Just easier to keep track of what is what and when seeds should be started / planted.

    Hope you are having a great weekend! Enjoy your new gnome friends! :-D

    1. Good on ya for getting all the seeds you need ahead of time.

      Thank you for the well wishes. Hope you have a productive week.

  4. The dish rags are adorable! They look like they would be quite absorbent. Ah thoughts of spring...I love planning the garden. Even though we have a ways to go it's so exciting to think about planting once again. And eating all of that fresh asparagus! I think your seed storing system is brilliant. You have such a knack for that. And more gnomes! How fun!!

    1. No doubt you will be enjoying asparagus for a while. We will be starting over with our asparagus, so I'll have to wait a couple of years. It's worth it. ;0D

      Enjoy your week, Staci!


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