Tuesday 12 January 2016
New life Springs Forth
With it being so cold and wet it seems like spring is eons away,
but little glimmers of hope and promise are starting
The tray of mixed salad leaves I sowed the other day are bursting into life
I was asked earlier if i would be potting these up,
No I wont be, it will be grown on the windowsill and used as cut and come again salad leaves
Like those they charge a fortune for in the supermarket,
Sometimes when I have small amounts of seeds left from lettuce's I mix them together and grow them in trays.
Its far to cold for these to grow outside even in the poly tunnel,
In a few weeks I will start off another tray and then it will be continual throughout the year, I am not giving over growing space this year to salad leaves, I will continue to grow them like this easier to keep away from pests too.
The Chili Con Carny I cooked last night has been portioned into 2 serving containers
Now in the freezer for future meals, very often when we are busy its difficult to find the time to cook, so having some ready meals in the freezer will take some pressure off.
I am defrosting chicken to do some meals with tomorrow.
I made a big pot of Ham lentil and potato soup today
The cooked ham will be stripped off the bone mixed with chicken and vegetables for pie fillings.
I had some of the soup with oatcakes I found in the cupboard today.
The rest of the soup will also be portioned up.
there is a new blog on the block The Crood Family are moving to there small holding on Friday in the North of England, and will be blogging there adventure
why not pop over and follow there exciting adventure The Crood Family Blog
Cold Wet and Windy sums up today, well it wasn't wet all day just sporadic along with hail and freezing sleety rain, it is all calm again now at this moment in time.
Its going to be a cold night clear sky so frost and ice for the morning.