Winter is still very much with us. We're promised a "warm up" for next week with temps possibly even above freezing. But that also means a rain/snow mix is in the forecast. Ugh.
I snapped this picture this week as I was driving out our driveway through the woods. Although we haven't had any new snow in a while, there's still plenty that will have to melt before we see bare ground.
Earlier today I made a check of the various vegetables we still have in the freezer from last year's bounty. The only one that we're getting low on is asparagus. Only two servings left of that. Everything else is still plentiful including beets which I (once again) put up too many of.
Like bush beans, I keep reducing the number of beets I plant each year, but still end up with more than we need. Granted hot, buttered beets are not our very favorite vegetable, but I need to make sure I serve them more often than I do. They're loaded with fiber, Vitamins B and C and iron, they may help lower blood pressure and boost endurance. (Yay, beets!) And besides that, how often do you get a red vegetable on your plate?
Last week I took my very last container of chives out of the freezer. I definitely did not harvest and freeze enough of those last year. I've made a note to myself to be sure to put by more this coming season. They add so much color and interest to soups, egg dishes and even salads.
Looking out the window, it doesn't seem possible that I should be starting seedlings inside already this month. But it's a fact and it is time. I know some of you in the warmer climates have already done so. Time marches on and spring will arrive up here in the north woods, muddy feet and all!
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