16. April 2013 · Comments Off on Signs of spring · Categories: Gardening · Tags: , ,

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The surest sign of spring in our house is the lack of bench space, as seedlings take over the kitchen. We had a damp, dull winter, with not much snow but lots of rain.

It’s now been dry for a while, the soil has defrosted and the sun is coming out. Down in the vege patch I measured the soil temperature at 9 degrees C. So I have started sowing seeds down there and hopefully we’ll be hardening off all these seedlings soon!

We get these plastic containers from our local sweet shop. They always have plenty to give away, and they’re quite perfect for the job. Plus the kids can see the roots of their plant babies (they got seed packets from the Easter bunny).

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19. March 2009 · Comments Off on signs of spring · Categories: Home · Tags: , ,

Last week we had another fairly decent fall of snow:

and although it wasn’t that terribly cold, we lit the fire for some winter atmosphere.

The snow melted almost immediately and a couple of days later the temperature reached a scorching 15°. This week, there are some definite signs of spring, like blue skies:

and crocuses in the garden:

(How’d they get there? We will never know … )

Little Anneli is getting bigger and cuter all the time. There are some new photos on her photo page here.