Sorry about the break the last few days. I've been alternating between not feeling so great and obsessing about the garden.
However, here are some photos from a maple syrup farm tour we took this weekend with friends. Or rather, the running around in one of their fields that happened after our post-farm-tour picnic.
Nothing like some wide open space to run around on a mild winter day!
Here's Stella watching Maia and Marlise run.
Maia's rolling an accommodating Molly down the hill while Stella and Marlise are contemplating which corner of the field to dash off to next.
The plan for today? It's time to make a new batch of playdough so we might do that. And maybe we'll scrounge around for some glass jars to Mod Podge with colored tissue paper. I've never made ravioli (or any homemade pasta) but have been wanting to try, so we might pick up some eggs and ricotta cheese and give that a go for dinner tonight. We don't have a pasta maker, but I've heard you can just use a rolling pin.
By the way (for locals), Reems Creek is having their amazing perennial sale: $1.50 for small plants (normally $4.99 each) and $3.00 for gallon sized plants (normally $9.99 - $14.99). It's such an amazing deal! The perennials are all leftovers from last year and are mostly dormant now so don't look so great. I went last year and many of the plants I bought were pot bound, but nothing that a few scissor snips or untangling with the fingers couldn't help. Almost all survived and thrived. And at that price, I don't mind if a few don't. If you're in the Asheville area and at all interested in gardening, you should go! I went yesterday but am not sure I can keep myself from going again.
Okay, so I'm still obsessessing about gardening. But hopefully we'll get to at least one or two of the other possibilities on the list as well!