Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Afternoon Coffee on the Deck, Anyone?
It's probably not the best afternoon for spending time on the deck. That "white stuff" you see is all i-c-e.
The ice coating is getting thick enough that the trees are starting to bend.
The good news is that it's dry, warm and cozy inside . . . but Papa Pea did just go dig out some winter gear (that had been put away for the season -- ha!) to put on to go do afternoon chores.
Our friend and solar energy guy and his son who works with him did arrive but the weather conditions made it impossible for the repair work to take place. During communications this morning we asked them to plan on lunch here. I made potato soup, a tossed salad and blueberry pie.
I had to go down into the basement this morning to fetch a kitchen supply of onions and was happy to see none of them have started to sprout. I've got one whole milk crate of the yellow onions left, but no more red ones. This year I'll plant more of the reds. It's great when you find the perfect place for storage. Our basement stays right around 52 degrees all winter and is dry. 'Tis a good feeling to know you can keep them in good shape all winter and into spring.
Potatoes from the root cellar are faring well, too. We're going to have to go a little easy on the consumption of the remaining ones, though, so I have enough left to use as seed potatoes.
So very grateful to have the veggies from our garden and a place to store them where they keep well.
Now I'm going to go enjoy the rest of the afternoon on this foul weather day in my quilt room!