Sunday, February 21, 2016

Week 8 - Spring Plantings

Our amazing daughter-in-law, Jill, is a whiz at decor and design.  She has a business called Vinyl Girl whereby she cuts shapes and words out of vinyl which can then be adhered to wood, paper, walls, anything.  For Christmas, she made this large plaque for our living room wall.  It holds pictures of our 5 grandchildren and can be changed out each year with new pictures.  Cute, huh?

The weather in southwest Missouri has not been at all winter-like.  Now, I'm not complaining...just observing.  Because it doesn't appear that we will be getting much more winter weather this year, John decided to start the spring planting.  

Here you can see our newest garden additions - bacon seeds!  These are approximately 6-week old piglets, 2 of which are ours and the other 4 are our neighbor's...on their way to their new home. That's the back of John's pickup.
 All 6 of them seemed to settle in quite nicely.  Poor little things hadn't been in the sunshine before (they are from an Amish farm and have lived in an enclosed pen with a roof) so within about 15 minutes, they all turned a slight shade of pink....sunburned piglets! But their new house has a roof and they can get out of the sunshine easily.  In time, they will not 'burn' much at all. Give it 4-5 months, and we should have bacon, and pork chops, and sausage...yum!  

The sun is shining and the temps are lovely.  I think spring is tipping her toes into the Ozarks....yes, we will have some nights of temps lower than freezing (only a couple this week) but I suspect they are not going to be the norm, rather the exception..John is outside working on his raised beds - getting them ready to plant in a few weeks - I hear the cultivator working.  Now to decide what to have him plant this year.  I'll keep you informed as we go along!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  See you next week.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Bacon seeds.....I like that! Have you ever made bacon jam? Now that is yummy......

What a lovely gift from your DIL, how clever is that idea.