The First of Spring
The beautiful, spring weather has given me such an itch (okay, yes, my eyes are a bit itchy since the trees are pollinating, but that’s NOT what I am talking about) to start our vegetable garden. In California, my small, backyard garden would have been in by now…maybe my seasonal planting alarm is going off still based on CA time….STOP IT!!! I’m pushing the snooze button!!
We have experienced frost well into April, since moving to Oregon, and I’ve lost many plants due to the malfunction of my “seasonal alarm clock.” This year, however, I’m trying something new….
…peat moss starters. They stay in the house, away from direct sunlight, covered…..
….to create humidity and warmth. I hope it works…this is the first time I’ve started these particulars plants from seed. There is a problem of which I have become aware….I forgot to make a map of the tray indicating which seeds were planted in which pod. I have a total of eight different vegetable seeds planted into those pots…..hahaha!! This should be fun!!
In the mean time…. just in time for Easter Egg hunting….one of my hens laid this bad boy!!! Really….
…How did this happen?? The shell was really rough, and thin….and calcified. It felt like, well, calcium.
It was delicious, though!!
The flock continues to enjoy the warm, spring sunshine….GET OFF THE PORCH!!
And Penni is enjoying the fresh mounds from the awakening gophers….UGGHHH!!
BTW…I didn’t really eat that egg, hahahaha….YUCK!! I threw it to the frogs in the pond….good eats!!
Happy Palm Sunday!!
(Old Testament) Zechariah 9:9
“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your King is coming to you;
He is just and having salvation,
Lowly and riding on a donkey,
A colt, the foal of a donkey.
(New Testament) John 12:12-15
12 The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out:
‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’[a]
The King of Israel!”
14 Then Jesus, when He had found a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written:
15 “Fear not, daughter of Zion;
Behold, your King is coming,
Sitting on a donkey’s colt.”[b]
Christ knew what He was riding into……..He loved us too much to turn and ride away…but He could have….He didn’t. Blessed be the Lord God, Almighty!!
Please have a wonderful week as we build up to the most Holy of celebrations.
Your friend from Oregon,