Oh, ya, for sure this has been an exciting day. First thing this morning I took my very life in my hands by heading out in 18 degree weather with 40 mph wind gusts (I kid you not) to drive to the dairy for fresh milk products. No snow was falling which was a good thing because there were spots on the way where the wind was picking up the snow from old snow banks and blowing it across the road making near white-out conditions. (What month is this, anyway?)
Returning home I got a batch of cottage cheese started and finished that up just after lunch.
Then down into the basement I went to sort through the remaining stash of onions. They are really keeping remarkably well, but I did find about six or so that needed to go directly to the compost heap. Ish!
I should have plenty to last until this year's onions are ready. You can see I have about twice as many red ones left as I do yellow ones. The reason? See if you can follow my convoluted reasoning.
Prior to this past season, I've always planted three 4' x 8' raised beds out to yellow onions, and one to red onions. And no matter how I tried to portion out the red ones, I've always run way short of them. So, in an aha moment (duh), this past year I planted two beds of yellow ones and two beds of red ones. (How smart am I?) But, being so used to having to go easy on the use of the red ones (which I prefer in many instances), I think I did the same thing this year and . . . there you have it. I find I now have an over-abundance of red onions. Make any sense? It does to me and maybe one of these years, I'll learn that I now will have plenty of red onions and can use them as freely as I wish. (Oh, the difficulties I do make for myself.)
Yesterday I got the first of my seeds planted and under lights. There are cherry tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, and peppers. Nothing has sprouted yet. Just kidding, it's way too early. But that hasn't kept me from peeking several times today.
You'll all feel better knowing I got the Easter decorations put away today. Papa Pea wanted to know what I was going to put out next. I said, "Spring, of course." He commented it might be more weather-appropriate to go back to the winter ones.
Lastly, the really exciting thing that happened today (no foolin' on this one) was the package I received from your bloggy friend and mine, Susan at e-i-e-i-omg.
A beautiful pair of socks she knit for herself, but alas and alack, found them a titch too small for her footsies. We corresponded and thought they would fit me . . . and they do! She was so very kind to send them to me. I'm blown away with her even stitches throughout and just look at that tiny, intricate little cable running up the outside of each sock. I am surely one lucky little ducky to have received this pair of socks crafted with her talented hands. Thank you, my friend.
Well, with all of this excitement, I'll probably have to go to bed early again tonight. Shhhh, don't tell that old insomnia bogey man, but the last two nights I've slept straight through with no wakefulness in the middle of the night. Let's hope I'm on a roll. A long, long roll!