Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Second seed catalog has arrived

My second seed catalog arrived today.  This one was from Vermont Bean Seed company.  While they do not participate in the Safe Seed Pledge, it is always fun to look at colorful seed catalogs during the winter. And dream.  And plan. I like to order from those companies that promote non-GMO, open-pollinated, and heirloom seeds. One of my favorites is Baker Creek Seeds.  They have seeds from all over the world and an incredible variety.
Does anyone else have a favorite seed catalog they like? Gotten any in the mail yet?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014


There has been a lot of talk for months predicting that this winter will be harsh, much like last year.  I am not sure how accurate those predictions are.  I just heard this week that last year's winter was predicted to have been mild.  Well then...
We have had snow showers and flurries here in the Midwest most of the week.  Enough to stick to vehicles and roofs and make the grass look a little white.  Enough to get this snow lover excited.  :)  It is certainly cold enough for snow!
Currently, the National Weather Service home page shows a large area of the middle of the country under a winter weather advisory.  I am hoping that they are right in that we will get the snow and wrong in that we will get more than the forecasted amount.  A girl can dream, right? 
Interested in finding out weather facts and records for your area?  A search for your local National Weather Service site provides a lot of interesting facts around snowfall, if you receive the white stuff in your area.The earliest snowfall ever recorded in our area was September 25, and the 2013-2014 calendar winter was the snowiest on record with 57.6 inches of snow and the least snowiest was a tie between 1965-66 and 1994-95 with only 7.8 inches.The most snow in a 24 hour period?  18 inches.
Here's to hoping for a snowman by the end of this weekend!  :)