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When I met my husband-to-be, I was not an accomplished cook, but I wanted to be. I vaguely remember making a summertime pasta salad that my parents liked and I think he either ate it too or helped with making … Continue reading
I am WAY behind on my holiday tasks but I did finally get outside, during daylight, to gather holly and pine boughs for my family’s Advent Wreath. It has been really cold here in southern Ohio and we even got a little snow – settled on the grass but left the roads and walk alone. Perfect. We are due to have a little more this weekend which should be just perfect for cutting a tree. Can’t wait but that will just about finish my gardening year until the catalogs show up on 12/26…
Today, all four of us spent about an hour pulling out cornstalks, cutting back perennials, removing seed heads from sunflowers and generally pulling out all the debris!
While not a much fun as in the spring, when fresh little sprouts can then be seen, it was a satisfying feeling to know I will have so mush work to do later on. I am really proud of myself for doing this – hope I will be reworded with an earlier start next year.
Next on my list should be an accurate evaluation of what grew well and should return and what should be dropped. Then I can hit the ground running in January and order seeds early enough too.