“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements let's be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worth while.” Laura Ingalls Wilder

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Waking Up From .....

.... Winter

Cabin fever.  Low sunlight.  Doldrums.

The earth is brown.  Garden landscape looks dead.  My insides are silently screaming to 'get out'.

Waiting for spring.  Changing gears.  Kayaking.  Bike rides.  Digging in the soil.  Planting.

The rhubarb is breaking ground.  Overwintered herbs are perking up.

It won't be long.

Welcome March!

7 comments:

Kim Gibson said...

Hey, I'm ready to get out too. Let's plan a bike ride together as soon as the weather cooperates! What do you say?

Sandy said...

Mrs Mac,

Spring is in the air!!!! Can't wait to get outside and plant my seeds and seedling. Your rhubarb is displaying a sure sign the weather is looking up :-)

Mrs. Mac said...

Sure, Kim :) And we have lots of catching up to do!

Mrs. Mac said...

Sandy .. leaving February in the dust! Onward to Spring :)

Laurie said...

Hooray for the return of the sun, and new growth! I hope there will be enough rhubarb this year for me to do something with. What is your favorite way to use it?

Mrs. Mac said...
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Mrs. Mac said...

Laurie, I usually do two things with the rhubarb.
1) quick 'stew' ... basically clean, chop into 1 inch pieces put in pan with only 1 cup of water and 1/2 cup sugar. Bring to a simmer and then turn off. Let sit covered until cooled. This way the rhubarb stays intact and the syrup thickens nicely.
http://this-newhouse.blogspot.com/2010/07/stewed-rhubarb.html

2) wash, slice and freeze in food saver (air tight bags) for making pies during the winter.